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400 people microdosed LSD for a month in the name of science

Do microdoses of LSD affect menstruation? In keeping with the received wisdom, those taking LSD microdoses reported a remarkable increase in feelings of determination, alertness, and energy, as well as a strong decrease in feelings of depression.

Interestingly, however, Fadiman noted that microdosing LSD didn’t seem to work out as well for those who entered the study on the basis of anxiety alone—microdosing LSD actually seemed to increase their anxiety. However, those participants who cited anxiety and depression, rather than just anxiety, noted an overall increase in their feelings of mental wellbeing. How about vision in the colorblind? Prior to Fadiman’s studies, it is unlikely that clinicians would have even thought to ask such questions. But now that other psychedelics like MDMA and psilocybin are making their way from the street to the clinic for everything from PTSD to palliative care, it’s not inconceivable that the somatic effects of microdosing LSD will be the subject of some PhD student’s thesis in the near future.

Original From the Article (Motherboard Magazine):
400 People Microdosed LSD for a Month in the Name of Science
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