LSD

Will microdosing become a new norm?

In May of this year, Fast Company reported employees at the mushroom coffee brand MUD\WTR added small amounts of hallucinogenic (psilocybin) mushrooms to their morning brew. Silicon Valley employees have long been rumoured to microdose psychedelics at work to enhance focus, creativity, and improve productivity. The popularity of microdosing has since grown among politicians and …

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Using psychedelics to treat opioid use disorder

Opioids are prescription medications or street drugs derived from the opium poppy plant. Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a mental disorder that involves the harmful use of opioids or dependence on them. Symptoms may include a strong desire or difficulty in controlling use, persistent use despite harmful consequences, or physical withdrawal states. Opioid use in …

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Madrigal Mental Care Develops Psychedelic Drug Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Novel Nasal-Spray Nano-Formulation Enables Nose-To-Brain Delivery of Biodegradable Nanoparticles that can Encapsulate Psychedelic Substances such as Psilocybin Madrigal Mental Care, a biopharmaceutical company developing a breakthrough delivery system for psychedelic drugs, introduced its novel nanotechnology for the treatment and prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at Biomed Israel 2022, the premier international Life Science and …

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New Study Explores Relationship Between Psychedelics and Consciousness

Psychedelic drugs, like psilocybin, an ingredient found in so-called magic mushrooms, have shown promise in treating a range of addictions and mental health disorders. Yet, there’s something mysterious and almost mystical about their effects, and they are commonly believed to provide unique insights into the nature of consciousness. Now, a new study by Johns Hopkins …

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LSD: A Future Anti-Anxiety Pill?

New Study by Dr. Gabriella Gobbi Reveals the Neurobiological Mechanisms by which LSD could Relieve Anxiety The craze for psychedelics used for therapeutic purposes is real. However, the scientific evidence supporting their effectiveness and explaining their mode of action in treating mental health disorders is still very thin. A new study led by Dr. Gabriella …

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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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Psychedelic Science Holds Promise for Mainstream Medicine

UNLV Neuroscientists’ Work on Brain Activity Recently Published by Nature: Scientific Reports Psychedelic healing may sound like a fad from the Woodstock era, but it’s a field of study that’s gaining traction in the medical community as an effective treatment option for a growing number of mental health conditions. While the study of psychedelics as medicine …

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The Effects of Psychedelics on Relationships

By Catherine Kakenya Psychedelics are believed to have been used by Indigenous cultures for thousands of years. More scientific research of them began in the 1940s, and studies included treatment of patients with alcohol disorder. Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) was discovered to uncover long-lost memories and help people to revisit traumatic memories and see them …

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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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