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The Potential Role of Psychedelics in Cancer Treatment

Psilocybin shown to aid in cancer-related mental health conditions Cancer is a modern chronic disease characterized by abnormal cells dividing uncontrollably. There are over 200 types of cancer, some of which may spread into other body tissues.  Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada, responsible for over 28 percent of all deaths. Researchers …

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Study Shows Psilocybin Treatment for Major Depression Effective for Up to a Year for Most Patients

Previous studies by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers showed that psychedelic treatment with psilocybin relieved major depressive disorder symptoms in adults for up to a month. Now, in a follow-up study of those participants, the researchers report that the substantial antidepressant effects of psilocybin-assisted therapy, given with supportive psychotherapy, may last at least a year for some patients. …

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The Potential for Psychedelics and People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

More studies must explore how psychedelic treatment can help adults manage ASD. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause behavioural, communication, or social challenges. ASD includes several conditions that were previously diagnosed separately: Asperger syndrome, autistic disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). In the first report entitled Autism …

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University of Wyoming, CaaMTech Team Up to Study Psychedelics as Treatments for Addiction

The University of Wyoming’s School of Pharmacy and CaaMTech, a Washington state-based company that engineers psychedelic drugs, recently formed a collaboration in which UW researchers will evaluate CaaMTech’s proprietary compounds in addiction models as well as aim to demonstrate their anti-addictive properties. Ana Clara Bobadilla, an assistant professor in the UW School of Pharmacy, will lead …

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Could psychedelics help you quit smoking?

It’s hard to imagine a time when you could smoke a cigarette on an airplane, but airline bans on smoking only took place in North America a little over 30 years ago. Despite public health education and prevention efforts, approximately 15 percent of Canadians currently smoke tobacco. Although the rate of lung cancer in both …

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Psychedelics for Pain Management

By Raley Anne James Psychedelic substances have potential for treating physical pain, especially for seniors suffering from chronic pain. However, such potential has long been held back by the strict anti-drug laws that have lumped medically useful substances like psilocybin and cannabis alongside legitimately harmful narcotics such as cocaine and heroin. Fortunately, as discussed in a …

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Using Psychoactive Plants and Fungi for Long-Term Mental Wellness

By Raley Anne James According to a mental health organization, one in five adults in the U.S. experience having a mental illness each year. These include serious mental health conditions such as anxiety disorders, major depressive episodes, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Despite the various organizations trying to counter these issues to increase mental health awareness and …

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How Psychedelics Could Treat Alcohol Use Disorder

Psychedelic research catches up to decades of lost potential  Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a chronic brain disease marked by a pattern of alcohol use. It may include problems with controlling drinking, a preoccupation with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, drinking more alcohol to get a certain effect, or having …

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Canadian Psychedelic Association to Introduce a Proposal For Regulatory Changes to Health Canada

Organization Presents a Memorandum of Regulatory Approval to Health Canada and the Canadian Government A Nanos Research Survey released in August by the Canadian Psychedelic Association (CPA) shows 82 percent of Canadians approve the use of psilocybin-assisted therapy for people suffering from an end-of-life illness and 78 percent would support a government that legalized psilocybin-assisted …

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