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 …

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Implications for psychedelic assisted psychotherapy

magnetic resonance imaging study with psilocybin – Implications for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy: functional Background Psilocybin is a classic psychedelic drug that has a history of use in psychotherapy. One of the rationales for its use was that it aids emotional insight by lowering psychological defences. Aims To test the hypothesis that psilocybin facilitates access to personal …

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Finding the Self by Losing the Self

Finding the Self by Losing the Self: Neural Correlates of Ego-Dissolution Under Psilocybin Ego-disturbances have been a topic in schizophrenia research since the earliest clinical descriptions of the disorder. Manifesting as a feeling that one’s “self,” “ego,” or “I” is disintegrating or that the border between one’s self and the external world is dissolving, “ego-disintegration” …

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Mourning and melancholia revisited

Mourning and melancholia revisited: correspondences between principles of Freudian metapsychology and empirical findings in neuropsychiatry. Freud began his career as a neurologist studying the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, but it was his later work in psychology that would secure his place in history. This paper draws attention to consistencies between physiological processes …

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Healing trip: how psychedelic drugs could help treat 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

British drugs survey 2014: drug use is rising in the UK – but we’re not addicted

Britain divided: how we really feel about drugs

Drug-taking fortysomethings with one foot in the rave

Help us treat depression!

What is Psychedelic Science Org UK? Psychedelic science org uk is a crowd-funding campaign that aims to raise funds for scientific research with psychedelic drugs, with a special focus on a clinical trial assessing the safety and efficacy of psilocybin as a treatment for depression. Psychedelic Science org uk was founded by Dr Robin Carhart-Harris …

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