Saturday, January 28, 2023

Tag: mdma

The Culture Is the Poison: Why Psychedelics Are Dangerous Medicine in...

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Extraction of psychedelics from the ritual process has dissociated them from community, connectedness, and responsibility, which used to define psychedelic drug use.

Psychedelics—The New Psychiatric Craze

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Psychedelics have become popular through the potent mixture of financial interests and desperation. Evidence for their beneficial effects is lacking.

MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy and Therapeutic Humility: An Interview with Marcela Ot’alora

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Richard Sears interviews Marcella Ot’alora, therapist and principal investigator for MAPS MDMA-assisted psychotherapy.

How Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy Changed My Life

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I don’t drink or smoke. I’ve never taken any drugs till four years ago. Yet today, my life revolves around psychedelic medicines—heavily stigmatized substances still illegal in this country and most others across the world. How did this happen?

Psychedelic Therapy Has a Sexual Abuse Problem

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From Quartz: Alongside the potential benefits, psychedelic therapy also carries a serious risk of sexual abuse. Meaghan Buisson’s experience suggests there aren’t sufficient protocols in place to protect patients.

Study Links MDMA Use and Self-Reported Empathy

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Users of the substance ‘MDMA’ are reported to have higher emotional empathy than users of other drugs.

The Upcoming MDMA Research Will Transform Mental Health Care

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If MDMA can effectively treat and perhaps even cure PTSD it will create clear documentation that the core premises of the chemical imbalance theory are dead wrong. It is ironic and only fitting that a chemical molecule will finally bury the chemical imbalance theory and allow us to move on.

MDMA Crossed a Hurdle on the Path to Being Legally Prescribed

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From Yahoo! Finance: The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has passed a major hurdle on the path to getting MDMA approved for medical use....

The Promise of LSD Microdoses and Other Psychedelics

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In this interview for Scientific American, psychiatrist John Halpern discusses some of the potentially therapeutic effects of peyote, ayahuasca, psilocybin, MDMA and other psychedelics. "Once when...