It may take some time to get the general public used to the idea of treating mental illness with drugs many associate with hard partying, but the medical community is jumping aboard the psychedelics train
Psychiatry’s next top model: cause for a re-think on drug models of psychosis and other psychiatric disorders RL Carhart-Harris, S Brugger, DJ Nutt and JM Stone Despite the widespread application of drug modelling in psychiatric research, the relative value of
Psilocybin frees the brain from its rigid patterns and ego-driven assumptions, and allows the user to look at the world — and him or herself — from a whole new perspective. Many mushroom experiences also are accompanied by waves of
“These are remarkable compounds, with I think remarkable implications, if we can understand how they work and why they work,” says Roland Griffiths, a scientist at Johns Hopkins University, where some of the world’s leading psychedelic research is taking place.
Neural correlates of the psychedelic state as determined by fMRI studies with psilocybin Psychedelic drugs have a long history of use in healing ceremonies, but despite renewed interest in their therapeutic potential, we continue to know very little about how
For 40 years, Amanda Feilding, Countess of Wemyss and March, has believed psychedelics are an effective treatment for depression and anxiety. Now a growing number of scientists agree
To date, the project has been partially funded by Imperial College London and the Beckley Foundation. However, researchers are now in need of £25,000 to analyze scans. Scientists belief LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) can be used to treat addictions, depression
It’s time to end the 50-year ban on magic mushrooms and LSD and allow potential health benefits to be explored, researchers say