Parting the Clouds | Charles Raison on New Treatments for Depression


From The Sun: Dr. Charles Raison, professor of psychiatry and human ecology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, discusses research into new treatments for depression, “many of which have been a part of human cultures for millennia: compassion meditation, sweat lodges, fasting, and psychedelics — in particular psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms. He says experiments have shown that psilocybin can put people into a ‘state of resilience’ against whatever is causing their depression.”

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