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vector: James Hughes

Psychedelic Healing?

Hallucinogenic drugs, which blew minds in the 1960s, soon may be used to treat mental ailments



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The past 15 years have seen a quiet resurgence of psychedelic drug research as scientists have come to recognize the long-underappreciated potential of these drugs. In the past few years, a growing number of studies using human volunteers have begun to explore the possible therapeutic benefits of drugs such as LSD, psilocybin, DMT, MDMA, ibogaine and ketamine.

Much remains unclear about the precise neural mechanisms governing how these drugs produce their mind-bending results, but they often produce somewhat similar psychoactive effects that make them potential therapeutic tools. Though still in their preliminary stages, studies in humans suggest that the day when people can schedule a psychedelic session with their therapist to overcome a serious psychiatric problem may not be that far off.


link: http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=psychedelic-healing&print=true

I talked about this with Rick Doblin in episodes 11 and 12 of the C-Realm Podcast.

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ferrouswheel
Jan. 14th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
Personally, over the last year they've changed me from an angsty stressed out person into an optimist who loves life.
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