Psychedelic medicine: the potential, the people, the politics

Psychedelic medicine: the potential, the people, the politics

Trippy treatment James Worrell/Getty By Sean O’Neill It was quite a comedown in the 1970s when research into psychedelic medicine was virtually shut down in the West. Many countries were beginning to classify psychedelics as “schedule 1”, making them illegal, on the grounds that they were drugs of “abuse” with no agreed-upon medical use. The … Read more

Equivalent effects of acute tryptophan depletion on REM sleep in ecstasy users

Equivalent effects of acute tryptophan depletion on REM sleep in ecstasy users

Equivalent effects of acute tryptophan depletion on REM sleep in ecstasy users and controls This study sought to test the association between 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine use, serotonergic function and sleep. Materials and methods Ambulatory polysomnography was used to measure three nights sleep in 12 ecstasy users and 12 controls after screening (no intervention), a tryptophan- free amino … Read more