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Breaking the Cycle of Addiction, With Hallucinogens

Addiction has hit the United States hard, with over 20 million people reporting substance use disorders, according to the surgeon general's 2016 …

‘LSD’ Drug Could Help Relieve The Symptoms Of Mental Disorders, A New Study Says

Scientists discovered that psychedelic drugs such as LSD or lysergic acid diethylamide could harmonize the brain and could help in treating mental …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Consciousness

Action of Ketamine in Treatment-Resistant Depression - Full Text View

Brief Summary:<p>Depression carries the largest burden of all medical disorders in middle to high income countries, as determined by the World Health …

New Psilocybin Research Suggests 'Set and Setting' Are Crucial to Helping Patients Get Better

Psychedelic researchers have known since the 1960s that bad vibes can lead to bad trips. Now researchers from the Department of Medicine at Imperial …

Consciousness

Magic mushrooms: Treating depression without dulling emotions

Two new studies confirm the hypothesis that the psychoactive compound found in "magic mushrooms" may be a useful new treatment for depression, …

Magic Mushrooms

Research finds esketamine effective in treating the worst cases of depression

Resisting Treatment<p>A study led by Ella Daly of Janssen Research and Development has established that esketamine could be a fruitful option for people …

Depression

Magic mushrooms can effectively treat depression without 'blunting' emotions like anti-depressants: Study

It was revealed by a study that majority of patients taking mushrooms seemed to have eased their depression symptoms – and experts also said that it …

Magic mushroom compound might treat depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the brain

New research suggests that psilocybin-assisted therapy helps alleviate treatment-resistant depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the …

Imperial College London

VIDEO: For LSD, What A Long Strange Trip It's Been

Psychedelic drugs are getting a makeover, with scientists exploring their potential in treating debilitating conditions like cluster headaches, addiction or anxiety, with promising results.<p>That's despite the fact that very few researchers are legally allowed to study psychedelics, largely because …

Lsd

Ketamine Relieved Suicidal Thoughts Within Hours in Hospital Study

When it comes to preventing suicide, true breakthroughs are hard to come by. The overall rate of suicide in the U.S. has increased since the turn of …

Depression

Study confirms rapid antidepressant effect of ketamine extends to Taiwanese patients

A team of scientists from Taiwan and the United States have uncovered the first evidence that ketamine has dose-related antidepressant effects. The …

Neuroscience

Criminalization Makes It Harder to Study Ayahuasca, Scientists Say

It's an impediment to medical research on ayahuasca's potential to treat mental health disorders.<p>For Isabelle, the need to seek out ayahuasca as an alternative form of treatment came after a long and continuous battle with an eating disorder growing up.<p>“When I was young I had experienced some …

Mental Health

Microdosing Reportedly Safer Than Antidepressants

In the weird ass news of today, an illegal hallucinogen is reported to be more effective at treating depression than, well, antidepressants. <i>A Really</i> …

Psychedelic Drugs Appear to Make People Less Likely to Commit Crimes

But they're still classed as Schedule 1 illicit drugs.<p>Psychedelics have recently made headlines for their potential to treat illnesses such as …

Consciousness

Classic psychedelic drugs may reduce criminal behaviour, says recent study

UBC Okanagan's Associate Professor of Psychology Zach Walsh said: "These findings add to a growing body of research suggesting that use of classic …

Researchers: 'Magic Mushrooms' Help Treat Depression

<i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS)</i> — Some doctors believe “magic mushrooms” can reset the brain. The latest research in the UK shows they helped treat depression in …

Magic Mushrooms

Treating Depression: An Expert Discusses Risks, Benefits of Ketamine

<i>Credit: Robert A. Lisak</i><p>Up to a third of patients with depression don’t respond to traditional forms of treatment. For those patients, the dark fog …

Depression

Psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression: fMRI-measured brain mechanisms

Altmetric: 2074<p>Citations: 3<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Robin L Carhart-Harris,<br>• Leor Roseman,<br>• Mark Bolstridge,<br>• Lysia Demetriou,<br>• J Nienke Pannekoek,<br>• Matthew B …

Magic mushrooms 'reboot' brain in depressed people – study

Patients unresponsive to conventional treatments benefit when treated with natural psychoactive compound, but researchers warn against self medication<p>Magic mushrooms may effectively “reset” the activity of key brain circuits known to play a role in depression, the latest study to highlight the …

Magic Mushrooms

Scientists Are Testing Psychedelic Drugs on Human Minibrains, With Surprising Results

So cool.<p>New research using human minibrains has revealed that a hallucinogenic compound known as 5-MeO-DMT triggers changes in neuronal signalling …

Will Psychedelic Therapy Transform Mental Health Care?

Therapeutic ‘trips’ may someday bring relief from addiction, anxiety, depression — and even the fear of death.<p>In the mid-1950s, LSD and other psychedelic drugs took the medical world by storm — and no wonder. Studies at the time suggested that the hallucinogens were effective against a variety of …

Psychedelia

Can LSD revolutionise mental health treatment?

“It’s given me the motivation to obtain goals, think outside the box and question and reshape warped world views I've held my entire life. It’s also given me the strength to admit my own weak points and given me the confidence to work on them as well as allowed me to pursue my own dreams instead of …

Psychedelia

The FDA has labeled ecstasy a "breakthrough therapy" for PTSD

From Illegal Drug to Legal Treatment<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also …

Imperial College London
Ecstasy (Drug)

'Ego Dissolving' Psychedelic Drugs Could Assist With Mental Health

<i>Summary: A new study in Neuroscience of Consciousness adds weight to previous findings about the potential benefits psychedelics could have for</i> …

Mental Health

Ketamine ‘cures 50% of people with treatment-resistant depression’, study finds

Ketamine is a powerful anaesthetic which is also used as a mind-bending club drug – but it could be a safe, effective treatment for depression, …

The brain on DMT: mapping the psychedelic drug's effects

<i>N, N</i>-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is famous for producing one of the most intense psychedelic experiences possible, catapulting users into a series of …

Consciousness

Scientists are about to find out how Silicon Valley's LSD habit really affects productivity

Feilding has spent decades collaborating with scientists around the world to better understand how psychedelic drugs like LSD, ayahuasca, and magic mushrooms affect the brain. She told Business Insider that she experimented with microdosing, or taking tiny doses of psychedelics, in the 1960s as an …

Consciousness

Ketamine is Helping Alleviate Depression—Fast

Depression is a crippling problem that hijacks a patient’s neurochemistry, often making it impossible to “see the bright side.” While many potential …