Psychology

Canadian study shows psychedelic drugs like ecstasy reduce suicide risks, with meth increases risk

Stanford researchers Drs. Rob Malenka and Boris Heifets believe that MDMA has more potential for teaching neuroscientists about empathy than any other compound.

A Canadian study claims that psychedelic drugs like ecstasy may decrease suicidal thoughts and reduce suicide risk. The specific study analyzed data pertaining to 800 female sex workers over the course of four years. Psychedelic drugs like ecstasy, according to the data from this new study, may be effective at easing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Though researchers still aren’t exactly sure how MDMA works to make people feel better…. the pair described the drug as an empathogen. They said it helps people experience positive social feelings and it promotes feelings of empathy.

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Canadian study shows psychedelic drugs like ecstasy reduce suicide risks, with meth increases risk
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