Medicine/Healing

Will LSD ever be accepted as mainstream treatment?

Bartlett says it’s inevitable that the more science demonstrates the medical benefits of psychedelics, the more healthy people will want to take them as well…”it was what brought the house down in the 60s,” according to Carhart-Harris. “A lot of people may have missed out from effective treatment because of recklessness with compounds that should…

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LSD, Reconsidered for Therapy

The new publication marks the latest in a series of baby steps by a loose coalition of researchers and fund-raisers who are working to bring hallucinogens back into the fold of mainstream psychiatry. ​Before research was effectively banned in 1966 in the United States, doctors tested LSD’s effect for a variety of conditions, including end-of-life…

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Psychedelic Drug Redux: Don’t Leap-frog the Research

“During recent months and years, there have been calls in the media (and to some degree in the professional literature) for the use of various psychedelic agents for psychotherapeutic purposes.” These have been proposed to be useful for various disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, depression, and various types of personality disorders. We are now…

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