Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: psychiatric and psychedelic medications

Psychiatry, Capitalism, and the Recuperation of Psychedelics

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For a psychiatrist trained to conceptualize within the medical model, psychedelics will at worst be a novel pharmacotherapy altering broken neural pathways, and at best remain an intervention targeting a multidimensional “mental illness” rather than a communion with the magical yet essential dimension of the human experience.

‘Enough is Enough’ Series: LSD Reconsidered

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Biochemical psychiatry is now moving in an unfortunate, potentially dangerous, yet predictable direction. It has run out of new drugs to try, so it's turning to psychedelic drugs, suggesting that they hold promise in the treatment of substance use 'disorders.'