News Psychedelics could trigger a 'Paradigm shift' in mental health care

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  1. kinneyjames

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/psychedelics-mental-health-care_55f2e754e4b077ca094eb4f0

    Is American medicine on the brink of a psychedelic revolution?

    It's seeming more and more likely. A scientific review of the existing research into the therapeutic applications of psychedelics, published last week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, highlights the enormous potential of substances like LSD, psilocybin (hallucinogenic mushrooms) and MDMA (the active ingredient in Ecstasy) for treating a host of mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, anxiety associated with terminal illness and depression.

    While the research is still young, the small, preliminary studies highlighted in the review have shown that positive results can come from short courses -- or even single sessions -- of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

    "The studies are showing big effects," Dr. Matthew Johnson, a behavioral pharmacologist at Johns Hopkins University and one of the study's authors, told The Huffington Post. "The exciting thing isn't just that these drugs work for something that we already have treatment for. It's that they're getting big effects on disorders for which we have very poor treatment."

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    Research has looked at psychedelic treatments for a range of mental health conditions. Are there any areas that you're particularly excited about, or that look especially promising?

    I hate to say everything! [laughs] I'm really impressed by the research in the three big categories -- psilocybin and LSD for cancer-related anxiety and depression, psilocybin for addiction and MDMA for PTSD. There's even some preliminary, limited research on obsessive-compulsive disorder that looks promising.

    The study we conducted on psilocybin for cigarette smoking at Johns Hopkins had a very high success rate -- 80 percent of people were abstinent after six months, which is really off the charts compared to typical treatments. And with alcoholism, a pilot study found a strong effect as well.

    It's really the magnitude of the effects that's exciting.

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    I've read lots about this. i'm into it. LSD for everyone
     
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    ...i approve of this post.
     
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    RonHeinzkaboot Adultophile

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    it's all good until we have a generation of Janet Renos and Michael Jay Foxes
     
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    they are going to sedate the people they ruined. nice.
     
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    x76 Just a crazy old hermit Gold

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    Fifty years of wasted time due to the hysteria of the mid-60s. God in a pill -- what do we do? BAN IT! BAN IT AT ONCE!! SCHEDULE I!!!
     
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    DMT for everyone!
     
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    broccoli rob thanks for the memories DW3

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    Yup, they can start where the research left off in 1960-something.

    Time to dust off the old files and microfiche....
     
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    I seem to recall ecstasy started out as a talk-therapy drug .... :dontknow:
     
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    Biff DiBiase Philanthropist and accountant at Larry, Inc. Gold

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    I suddenly have cancer-related anxiety. Sign me up, please. Oh, I also have PTSD from my last relationship, so I'll take some Molly. Thanks.
     
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    Far out, man.
     
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