Psychology

Hooked on a feeling : The loss of community and rise of addiction

The class divide over the stimulant of choice: either to promote production or to inhibit escape, only furthered a sense of class camaraderie: a distinction that Engels and fellow socialists would ironically grasp onto. Liquor became the target of socialists while beer became their unifier for the working class. For an industrializing world, coffee fit…

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Psychology

…can ease anxiety and depression for five years

…given to patients in the study in 2016 and resulted in immediate, substantial relief of symptoms that was sustained and documented at their follow-ups more than six months later. …it’s thought that because [psilocybe mushrooms] can affect mood and perception to “regulate arousal and panic responses,”… interacts with the networks of the brain to shape…

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Psychology

How… [psilocybe]

If… nervous about using shrooms… [some suggest]… 1 gram dried. Ingesting this amount will feel mostly like a new kind of buzz that simply lasts a long time. Up to around 1.5 grams will feel like an even stronger buzz, but with [likely] no perceptible change in your vision or hearing or in how well…

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Modern Culture

Psilocybin magic mushroom dispensaries… a reality in North America

Fast forward a few years and many thousands of marijuana dispensaries later and the same questions are beginning to arise in the new psychedelics space regarding… legal retail “shroomeries”. Recent positive developments in the psychedelics industry have left many wondering if we’ll see [additional] dispensaries selling substances like psilocybin mushrooms in the future. In California,…

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Psychology

Schizophrenia in an evolutionary perspective

One that would, in varying degrees, apply to any behavioral condition – casting the debate in the form of a nature/ nurture argument trivializes it into barrenness at best, and into counterproductivity at worst… it is often said that schizophrenia occurs at a frequency of about 1 percent worldwide… …suggests that schizophrenia poses an interesting…

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Psychology

…[two-year-old] psychedelics start-up targets schizophrenia…

The two-year-old company [states it]… has been tested on 508 people across nine clinical trials… and it has also been tested on rats. Results of the clinical trials have not been published. “RL-007”, previously called FSV7-007, has exhibited a modulating effect on three mechanisms that are central to learning and memory: the cholinergic, NMDA and…

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Psychology

…for a bioethics of psychedelic…

…pre-existing bioethical accounts of mental health treatments are challenged… have [the] ethical house in order before there is widespread uptake… The superficial challenge is that the very nature of the mystical experience induced by psychedelics runs contrary to the mainstream understanding of informed consent. A core characteristic of mystical experiences is that they are ineffable…

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Psychology

Follow one gram… along… twisted path from seed to sale

Occam’s razor tells us that the actual answer is usually the simplest one and that is they likely just got too greedy at all of our expense. [A naturally-occurring psychoactive example related to psilocybin mushrooms, is cannabis]; when you add it all up, our sample gram of cannabis will be taxed up to 45% of…

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