Preparing For Psychedelic Therapies In Australia

Preparing For Psychedelic Therapies In Australia

2022-11-30 MELBOURNE – After decades in the wilderness, psychedelic therapies are making a comeback into clinical research and are poised to re-enter medical care. When used alongside psychotherapy, drugs like psilocybin (found in ‘magic mushrooms’) and MDMA (found in ‘ecstasy’) have shown large, rapid and sustained benefits for a range of addiction and mental health […]

Yampa Valley clinics prepare for psychedelic mushroom mental health therapy

Yampa Valley clinics prepare for psychedelic mushroom mental health therapy

2022-11-21 Colorado voters elected to legalize the use of psilocybin mushrooms. Local treatment centers are preparing for the introduction of the mushrooms to their programs. Getty Images After Colorado voters narrowly passed Proposition 122, or Access to Natural Psychedelic Substances, training is progressing for several clinicians at Minds in Motion integrative care clinic in Steamboat […]

Psychedelic ‘magic mushroom’ drug may ease some depression

Psychedelic ‘magic mushroom’ drug may ease some depression

2022-11-08 The study is part of a resurgence of research into potential medical uses of hallucinogenic drugs, and the results echo findings in smaller studies of the mushroom compound psilocybin. The researchers said larger and longer studies are needed to determine the effectiveness and safety of using psilocybin for depression. Their results were published Wednesday […]

How do mushrooms become magic?

How do mushrooms become magic?

video: A timelapse video of psychedelic and non-psychedelic fungi growing in the lab  Credit: University of Plymouth Psychedelic compounds found in ‘magic mushrooms’ are increasingly being recognised for their potential to treat health conditions such as depression, anxiety, compulsive disorders and addiction. However, very little is known about how such compounds have evolved and what […]

Ketamine may ease depression in as little as 4 hours by updating negative thoughts

Ketamine may ease depression in as little as 4 hours by updating negative thoughts

2022-10-13 Depression is a mood disorder that affects many people and it can impact people’s beliefs and how they respond to information. K​etamine is a drug that is typically used as an anesthetic that is also used recreationally, however, its use as a treatment for depression is not fully understood. A​ new study found that […]

Who’s behind Colorado’s magic mushrooms campaign? | Elections

Who’s behind Colorado’s magic mushrooms campaign? | Elections

2022-08-30 Colorado could become the second state in the country to legalize and regulate the market for psilocybin and psilocin, the psychedelic ingredient found in so-called “magic mushrooms” – thanks to a Washington, D.C.-based group that has been pouring in millions of dollars to support ballot measures in Colorado. Behind the Natural Medicine Health Act […]

Psilocybin Dramatically Reduces Binge Drinking in Alcohol-Dependent People, Study Finds

Psilocybin Dramatically Reduces Binge Drinking in Alcohol-Dependent People, Study Finds

2022-08-26 A report published in JAMA Psychiatry shows the potential for the use of psilocybin, the active ingredient in psychedelic or “magic” mushrooms, in treating binge drinking. Researchers from the Center for Psychedelic Medicine at NYU Langone reported that two doses of psilocybin, combined with psychotherapy, reduced heavy drinking by an average of 83% among heavy drinkers. The double-blind, randomized trial included 93 […]

Psychiatrists disagree with U.S. policy on psychoactive drugs

Psychiatrists disagree with U.S. policy on psychoactive drugs

2022-08-23 A new national survey reveals considerable differences between psychiatrists’ perceptions about the safety and therapeutic value of certain psychoactive drugs and how those same drugs are categorized under U.S. policy. For example, the anxiety medication Xanax is a Schedule IV drug under the Controlled Substances Act, meaning it is judged to have low potential […]