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What Psychedelic Research Can Teach Us About Mental Health

Natalie Ginsberg | Posted 05.18.2014 | Science
Natalie Ginsberg

Psychedelic-assisted therapy has not only proven effective in alleviating terminally ill patients' anxiety, but has also yielded promising results in treating a variety of intractable psychological conditions over the years.

This Newsroom Just Got A Little More 'Magical'

Posted 10.17.2013 | Weird News

Staffers at the Glenwood Springs Post-Independent in Colorado got a "magical" surprise earlier this week when they opened a package filled with an und...

First-Of-Its-Kind Magic Mushroom Research Stalled

Reuters | Kate Kelland | Posted 04.07.2013 | Science

* Scientist says regulations are stalling world first trial * Mushroom active ingredient psilocybin may ease depression * Proposed trial would t...

Straight Trippin'

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 10.22.2012 | Science
Gabriel Mizrahi

Fifty years after Tom Wolfe documented that epic LSD trip on a bus called "Further," a new breed of scientists is attempting once again to put Schedule I drugs into words (peer-reviewed ones, thankfully). The rigorous and careful exploration of these substances points to four key benefits.

Can LSD Cure Depression?

Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.30.2011 | Fifty

Janeen Delany describes herself as an "old hippie" who has smoked plenty of marijuana. But she never really dabbled in hallucinogens -- until two year...

Psychedelics Open the Mind?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 12.24.2011 | Home
Scott Barry Kaufman

The point of this post is not to promote the use of hallucinogens, but understanding the biological and psychological mechanisms by which psilocybin exerts its effects is important, as we may be able to simulate the effects using other methods.

When Jesus Ate the Magic Mushrooms

Mark Morford | Posted 12.11.2011 | Home
Mark Morford

I'm looking at you, Johns Hopkins University, for once again coming out with a timid little study reinforcing what everyone already knew. Once again, we find that magic mushrooms really are rather astonishing wonderfungi.

Which Illegal Hallucinogen Is Right for You?

Mark Morford | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

Let's lay it out: According to a major new overview study, all of America's beloved wonderdrug antidepressants are essentially useless and don't really work worth a damn. Wait, that's not quite right.

Can Psychedelic Drugs Treat PTSD?

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig K. Comstock

Kept on hold for close to half a century, especially in the U.S., psychedelic science is now coming back to life, in large part due to efforts by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.

Psychedelic Research On The Rise; Trips Found To Help Anxiety

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The big white pill was brought to her in an earthenware chalice. She'd already held hands with her two therapists and expressed her w...

Magic Mushrooms: Study Says They Help Some See Their Spiritual Side

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — In 2002, at a Johns Hopkins University laboratory, a business consultant named Dede Osborn took a psychedelic drug as part of a resea...