Biography/Memoir

A comedian explains why we need to challenge the stigma of psychedelics

“On a personal level, psychedelics have seemingly cured the chronic depression that made my inner world miserable for 20 years. They’ve also helped me be a more thoughtful and creative person.”… The anti-depressant effects experienced by Mauss appear to be testable and reliable. Also, his belief that psychedelics changed his personality for the better holds for other people as well.

But the main thrust of the show is about using humour and science together to de-stigmatise psychedelics. Firstly, Mauss touches on his personal experience with psychedelics as a way to challenge public perceptions about what these drugs actually do. The anti-depressant effects experienced by Mauss appear to be testable and reliable. Also, his belief that psychedelics changed his personality for the better holds for other people as well. A study revealed that a single dose of psilocybin can create long-lasting personality changes. Researchers found that it increased participants’ ‘openness’, which includes “traits related to imagination, aesthetics, feelings, abstract ideas and general broad-mindedness”.

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A comedian explains why we need to challenge the stigma of psychedelics
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