psilocybin

New study determines psychedelic mushroom microdoses can improve mood, mental health

As reported on the MedicalXpress website, research from the University of British Columbia is … “The latest study to examine how tiny amounts of psychedelics can impact mental health provides further evidence of the therapeutic potential of microdosing. Published in Scientific Reports this…
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Psychedelic frees up depressed brain, study shows

Philippa Roxby reports for the BBC: “Psilocybin, a drug found in magic mushrooms, appears to free up the brains of people with severe depression in a way that other antidepressants do not, a study has found. The results, based on brain…
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Psilocybin: British study finds ‘magic mushroom’ drug can be safely used to treat depression

Sky News reports : “A groundbreaking British study has found that the psychedelic drug psilocybin can be safely given to patients, and may be used to treat a range of mental health conditions. Recreational use of the drug – isolated from…
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Relational Psychotherapy and Psychedelic Treatment

This article by James Barnes and Saga Briggs appears on the Mind Foundation website. It begins: “Talking about changing one’s relationships is a common feature of therapy sessions. A direct change in one’s experience of relationships is a common feature of…
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The Psychedelic Drug Trial

This 1 hour documentary film is from BBC2. The makers say: “The Psychedelic Drug Trial has exclusive access to a ground-breaking new trial at Imperial College London. The trial sees, for the first time ever under controlled conditions, a psychedelic drug tested…
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Psilocybin: Magic mushroom compound ‘promising’ for depression

Rachel Schraer reports for the BBC: “Dr Carhart-Harris said that after psychedelic therapy, participants reported feeling ‘recalibrated, reset like they haven’t for years” and “enjoying life’.” “Psychedelic drug psilocybin, found in magic mushrooms, is as good at reducing symptoms of depression…
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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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‘Magic mushrooms’ could avert looming mental health crisis, says North Wales police boss

“The fact that psilocybin is classified as a Class A drug means there has been a research blackout for nearly 50 years into the beneficial effect it can have in improving the lives of people suffering from PTSD and depression.”Arfon…
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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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Magic mushrooms could help ex-soldiers to overcome trauma

Writing in The Guardian, Jamie Doward reports : “A growing number of soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are turning to ‘magic mushrooms’ and LSD to treat their condition. But drug laws make it almost impossible to establish whether they work….
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