Monday, January 30, 2023

Tag: psychedelics and therapy

Ending The Silence Around Psychedelic Therapy Abuse

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All the new hype about miracle psychedelic treatments as the next wave of cures for mental disorders leaves out the risk of therapy abuse.

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.

Psychedelics, Transformative Experiences and Healing: An Interview with Katrina Michelle

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Richard Sears interviews transpersonal psychologist Katrina Michelle about harm reduction practices with psychedelics in therapy.

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?

When Legal Drugs Harm and Illegal Drugs Help

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From Scientific American: In a day and age when people are increasingly becoming addicted to prescription drugs, and increasingly helped by the therapeutic effects of illicit...

The Psychedelic Renaissance is Here. Will it Last This Time?

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From Massive: Increasing evidence suggests that psychedelics may revolutionize mental health care. In order for this "psychedelic renaissance" to last, scientists and citizens will need...

Psychosis for Mental Health?

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What if we took individuals who are experiencing emotional crises called 'psychosis' and offered them safe spaces of respite? Similar to the psychedelic trip, environment, supportive relationships, and interpretation of experience appear key to whether the experience of psychosis is transformative or destructive.

“FDA Agrees to New Trials for Ecstasy as Relief for PTSD...

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Last week, the FDA gave permission for ecstasy to move into Phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment of PTSD. “If they can keep...