MDMA could help trauma survivors face painful memories

Rachel Schraer reports for the BBC: “MDMA – most commonly known as a party drug – could be more effective than therapy alone at treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The  results of a keenly-awaited trial  suggest two-thirds of people no longer qualified for a PTSD…
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Taking MDMA could help to treat alcoholism, study suggests

Chiara Giordano reports for The Independent: “Taking  MDMA  could help treat  alcohol addiction , according to a new study. During an eight-week trial in Bristol, 14 people with alcohol problems were given a controlled amount of the party drug, also known as  ecstasy , during…
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How will psychiatrists administer psychedelic treatments?

This article has been written (within an American context) by Derek Beres and published on the Big Think website. It begins: “Psychedelic therapy is imminent. Within six years, the market for this new wave of therapeutics is  predicted to reach nearly $7 billion . With advocates and…
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The case for funding psychedelics to treat mental health

“Scientists are developing psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, into a treatment for depression.” Reporting for Vox, Sigal Samuel writes : “… drugs like traditional antidepressants are, at best,  only a partial solution . While their effectiveness has been hotly contested over the past…
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The new science of psychedelics

Writing in The New Statesman , Tim Martin says: “Seventy-five years ago, in April 1943, the research chemist Albert Hofmann did something distinctly out of scientific character. Impelled by what he later called a “peculiar presentiment”, he resolved to take a second look…
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