Psychedelics

The Potential for Psychedelic Treatment for Veterans

From the fallout of COVID-19 to therapy becoming more accepted and recognized and the rise of new treatments, mental health has become a mainstream conversation. But one subset with specific needs remains neglected: Veterans. Veterans Lack Support When Returning Home From Deployment Havn Life Director and Veteran Tim Laidler was deployed to Afghanistan in 2008. …

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Hundreds of Canadians Already Struggling With Mental Health Conditions Plead for Access to Psychedelic Medicine

ATMA and SYNTAC Institute Collaborate to Submit a Group Application for Section 56 Exemption from Health Canada to Access Psychedelic Therapy ATMA Journey Centers Inc. (ATMA), an Alberta-based company focused on delivering innovative psychedelic-assisted therapies internationally, announced today that it has submitted a Group Application for Section 56 Exemption to Health Canada on behalf of Canadians …

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Mount Sinai Health System Launches Center for Psychedelic Research

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has launched a new center for psychedelics research. The Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research pursues a multipronged clinical and research approach to discovering novel and more efficacious therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and other stress-related conditions in the veteran and civilian population. The Center …

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Do Psychedelics Have a Role in our “New Normal”?

Psychedelic medicine, in tandem with neuroscience and genetics, could transform how we treat mental health and industries related to wellness.   If 2020 taught us anything, it’s what wasn’t working. We all want to get back to a “new normal” and take the lessons we’ve learned from our time in the pandemic and apply them …

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Effects of Low-Dose LSD on Mood and Cognition

By Sandra Nomoto Selective, Beneficial Effects on Mood and Cognition Observed A study aimed to determine whether a low dose of Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) positively affects cognition and mood, and at which dose these effects occur. It was recently published in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology. Controlled research on the efficacy of microdosing is scarce. …

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MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy May Reduce Anxiety for Those Diagnosed with Life-Threatening Illness

Future Clinical Trials With Larger Sample Sizes and More Diverse Populations Are Warranted to Study the Application of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for Treating Anxiety A peer-reviewed study published today in the journal Scientific Reports provides sufficient evidence to support further research into the palliative effects of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for anxiety associated with life-threatening illness. The pilot study, sponsored …

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How Mushrooms Can Save the World with Paul Stamets: A Review

By Sheida Livai Mycologist Paul Stamets Hints at the Revolution That Will Move Humans to a Higher State of Consciousness Hosted by DoubleBlind, a live session took place only a few days after drug reform won a clean sweep in the US election. Attendees were eager to hear from the renowned mycologist who has carried …

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Common Views and Attitudes Towards Psychedelic Medicines and Therapies

By Candice Folkard Psychedelics have a rich history, from use amongst indigenous people, guided by ancient knowledge passed on through centuries of traditional practices, to their discovery by modern science leading into a hampering period of criminalisation and finally through to a resurgence of research into uses in modern psychological treatment. A brief insight into …

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Study Shows Psychedelic Treatment with Psilocybin Relieves Major Depression

In a small study of adults with major depression, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that two doses of the psychedelic substance psilocybin, given with supportive psychotherapy, produced rapid and large reductions in depressive symptoms, with most participants showing improvement and half of study participants achieving remission through the four-week follow-up. A compound found in so-called …

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Can psychoactive plants help terminally ill patients?

By Patrick Bailey Changing Attitudes Toward Psychedelics Benefit the Terminally Ill The prejudices of yesterday do not have the same hold on people today. Psychoactive drugs have a long history of negative publicity and incredibly Draconian law enforcement practices. The most common one is cannabis, but the current generation of Americans coming of age has …

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