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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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New UCSF Research Program to Advance Psychedelics Research and Treatments

Psychedelics research in support of brain health is getting a major boost this month with the formation of the Neuroscape Psychedelics Division at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Through $6.4M in private funding, the new division will take a unique translational research approach to integrate cutting-edge neuroscience technology with psychedelics treatment, including through …

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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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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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Leaders in Psychedelic Medicine Join to Form Psychedelic Medicine Association

The Psychedelic Medicine Association (PMA) Aims to Bridge the Gap Between the Medical Establishment, Patients, and Industry Leaders As psychedelic medicines progress through clinical trial pathways and legislation is amended, patients are starting to ask doctors, psychologists, and psychiatrists about access to ground breaking new treatments. “We want physicians and other healthcare providers to feel …

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Virtually Psyched: A Look at 2020’s First Large-Scale, International Psychedelic Conference

A Recap of April’s Virtual Psychedelic Conference and Diversiphy Database By Simon Gerard A massive psychedelic conference was held virtually in April, which feels like last year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Put together by Microdose Psychedelic Insights, The Conscious Fund, The Green Light, Alan Aldous Communications, and many other sponsors, the two-day event brought …

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A Review of Psychedelic Plant Medicine Studies in Canada

Canada Plays a Significant Role in the Research of Natural Psychedelic Plant Medicine. The study of plant medicine and psychedelic plants gets a back seat when it comes to legal research and clinical trials. This is compared to the ease and simplicity of focusing on a psychedelic molecule, plant derivative, or a plant-based proprietary medicine, …

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