Psychology

Is Oregon’s emerging psychedelic therapy already being monopolized into another cash cow for big pharma?

The history of ballot measures in Oregon developed from the state’s early populist leanings. The irony then for Ballot Measure 109, which was pushed with the promise of assisting veterans and people with addiction problems, is that Oregon’s psilocybin program is on course to provide little access for people of lower-income… solutions exist that could…

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Psychology

Could magic mushrooms be the next marijuana?

Hudson Valley Psychedelic Society (HVPS) was founded in January 2021… “We wanted to provide local advocacy, education and community support to foster the safe, equitable integration of psychedelics into our region,” Grauer said. “We want to make sure it’s decriminalized, regulated and legalized, and we also want to make sure everyone is as safe as…

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Psychology

Magic mushrooms… how do they work?

…has a low toxicity, and is considered to be relatively harmless when compared to the potential health effects of many other drugs… by affecting the way brain cells connect, it could be… long term benefits for treating mood disorders. …Psilocybe species… most commonly prized as a recreational drug. Also referred to as golden cap, this tiny, tan to…

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Psychology

LSD vs. psilocybin microdosing for mental health and workplace productivity

[Case reports]: LSD… was better for more puzzle-like creativity – for solo pondering over a question or engaging in a writing task…. …[psilocybin] reminded me of what psychologists call the fundamental attribution error, or the tendency to attribute someone else’s poor performance to inherent defects in their personality but blame our own slip-ups on someone else.…

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Psychology

…tripping solo

A big pro of solo tripping concerns accessibility. When shrooming alone, there’s no need to coordinate schedules with fellow trippers, groups, or guides, and you can choose your own best day and time for the journey. If you’re a person who enjoys and seeks solitude… tripping solo might feel like a comfortable and supportive way…

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Psychology

Ego death… from psychedelic therapy?

We can think of the ego as three components. Self-Image. The view an individual holds of themselves. Self-Esteem. How much value an individual places on themselves. Self-Identity. The many beliefs, opinions, ideologies, and affiliations that an individual holds… Researchers from Imperial College London have found that the mystical experience drives the efficacy of psychedelic therapy. Patients…

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Psychology

…salvinorin…

Published reports suggest potential benefits of Salvia divinorum in the treatment of TRD [treatment-resistant depression]. One doctor reported on 7 patients with TRD who described relief from depressive symptoms with triweekly oral consumption of salvia leaves. Several patients reported lasting benefits from their use of salvia, with significantly reduced scores on quantitative measures of depression. Patients…

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