Why LSD Trips Last So Long and Connect Us to the Universe

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Two studies looking at one crucial receptor in our brains give different insights into the psychedelic effects of LSD. Two separate teams of researchers publishing papers today in Cell examined how LSD binds to serotonin receptors in our brains and what the consequences of those reactions are. Their results offer an explanation for two hallmarks of LSD […]

How psilocybin, LSD, and other psychedelic drugs could increase wellness in people without mental illness

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When psychologist Martin Seligman became president of the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1998, he did something radical. Over the years, he had grown tired of his fields’ constant focus on the negative (mental illness, trauma, suffering, pain) and felt that more attention should be paid to the other side of the coin: happiness, well-being, […]

Therapeutic effects of MDMA on post-traumatic stress

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MDMA has been banned by the federal government since 1985 as a dangerous recreational drug with no medical value. But interest is rising in its potential to help people suffering from psychiatric or emotional problems. A loose-knit underground community of psychologists, counselors and healers has been administering the drug to patients — an act that […]

Can psychedelic drugs heal?

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Can psychedelic drugs heal? Psychologists explore the potential benefits of hallucinogens for mental health disorders Can psychedelic drugs heal? Summary: Many people think of psychedelics as relics from the hippie generation or something taken by ravers and music festival-goers, but they may one day be used to treat disorders ranging from social anxiety to depression, […]

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