Tag: psychedelics

Section 5: Psychedelic use in the long-term Serious adverse reactions have not been a recognized risk through ongoing research, though some are concerned about long-term use and the time at which psychedelic drug treatment should be considered. Psychotic disorders, when they occur in a very small group of people, they...
Section 4: Music and psychedelic drug experiences In the context of improved insight and mystical and spiritual experiences among users of psychedelic drugs, it is important to consider how these subjective experiences translate to clinical care and enhanced well-being. It has long been suggested that music could be incorporated into...
Section 3: Psychedelics for substance use disorders Psychedelics are viewed by some as the perpetuation of drug misuse and abuse. However, literature tends to suggest that these treatments can reduce use of other drugs, such as opioids, cannabis, and stimulants. Both animal and human studies suggest that there is no...
Section 2: Psychedelics for depression & trauma-related disorders Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related conditions are common across the globe and particularly pernicious among combat veterans. For patients who have not responded well to traditional first line pharmacotherapy or counselling, psychedelics may be considered as an alternative or adjunct...
Section 1: Psychedelics as a potential therapeutic option for psychiatric conditions Psychedelic drugs, such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), was of interest to molecular psychiatry in the 1950s due to its considerable chemical similarity to serotonin (5-HT). In the context of a highly regulated system, the use of psychedelics in...