Science

The psychedelic research hiatus and its relevance today

[In the 1950’s and 60’s] psychedelics were of little interest to pharmaceutical companies as the intervention seemed to treat illness, rather than alleviate symptoms. Consequently, the financial imperatives were lacking; fully recovered patients would not require continued medication… Sandoz was reluctant to share such proprietary and patented data (Bonson, 2018). When required by the FDA, the company…

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How long is… [LSD] detectable in the body? [A 12-step summary]

LSD is unstable, and the liver breaks it down rapidly. The time that LSD is detectable in the tissues is restrictive, so doctors need to analyze the samples quickly. *this article is a generalization, and not intended to replace the original source article. please view the original source article for full and detailed description, including…

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Acute subjective and behavioral effects of microdoses of LSD in healthy human volunteers

Single “microdoses” of LSD produced orderly dose-related subjective effects in healthy volunteers. Numerous anecdotal reports suggest that repeated use of very low doses of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), known as “microdosing,” improves mood and cognitive function. These effects are consistent both with the known actions of LSD on serotonin receptors, and with limited evidence that…

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Psychology

To avoid a bad trip, be prepared before trying LSD

Whether or not you’ve tried LSD before, you have heard about bad trips.  For [those] looking to take LSD while avoiding these nightmarish experiences, self-examination is your best bet … To avoid being overwhelmed… recommends that if [someone] is going to take LSD they should always do so with a group of close, supportive friends…

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Men who have used psychedelics are roughly half as likely to commit intimate partner violence

A new study has found evidence that men who have used psychedelic drugs in the past have a lower likelihood of engaging in violence against their current partners.  “We were interested in looking at the association between psychedelics and violence for a number of reasons,” said Michelle Thiessen, a clinical psychology graduate student at the University…

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