Psychedelic… may offer a better solution to overcoming alcoholism
…because there’s a dimension of mind changing with psychedelics, it takes off all the fences and we are more open to think differently, or to take another path. I will go back to the example of the elephants who travel another path. This is something that you can see in MRIs. There are new connections between neurons in the mind.
…unlike SSRIs, there are multiple layers that those psychedelics’ effects. MDMA, for instance, is not just affecting serotonin secretion, it also affects dopamine, norepinephrine, and many neurotransmitters. And as I said, we’re very complicated creatures. When we have a certain problem, it’s more complicated. So, we need to address not only serotonin and secretion, but other neurotransmitters that are very, very important. I think all this together really shows the difference between MDMA SSRIs. But I can use a lot of psychedelics as an example, to show how it works differently from traditional pharmaceutical treatment that we have today for mental health problems.
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Psychedelic medicine may offer a better solution to overcoming alcoholism
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