The Psychedelic Paradox

Henry Fisher on the recent Beckley-Imperial LSD study:

“The increased positive mood and thinking of the subjects that remained two weeks after they were administered the drug signify the potential of LSD as an aid to improved mental health.”

“Alongside the LSD study, the team have also just finished the pilot stage of a programme using psilocybin assisted psychotherapy for treatment-resistant depression. A larger clinical trial is now scheduled to take place later this year, based on promising initial results.”

Rick Doblin, the founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) will be very happy to see this. Read the Acid Test by Tom Shroder to get an insight into the history of this research, which started in the 1950s. Bookmarking Volteface, looks good.

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