Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, visits the resurgence of interest in the psychotherapeutic properties of psychedelic drugs in an essay in The New Yorker.
“Many researchers I spoke with described their findings with excitement, some using words like ‘mind-blowing,” writes Pollan. He quotes psychologist Anthony Bossis saying, “People don’t realize how few tools we have in psychiatry to address existential distress. Xanax isn’t the answer. So how can we not explore this…”
The Trip Treatment (The New Yorker, February 9, 2015)