Psychedelic Research Revived

By Shampoo · Dec 13, 2007 · Updated Dec 14, 2007 · ·
  1. Shampoo
    Good news! MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies), with assistance from the United States Government, have re-initiated study of the therapeutic potential of psychedelic experiences. As is noted in the article, many of these studies have already passed phase-one of the FDA testing, including studies of psilocybin and MDMA. Disorders such as chronic depression, anxiety, PTSD, or alcohol-related mental disorders have been considered for treatment. Alcohol-related research has had a successful focus in the field of Ibogaine treatment in other recent studies, as is noted by MAPS. Mescaline has yet to be introduced to the FDA for approval. DMT however, in large thanks to Dr. Strassman's studies, has been approved and has in some cases passed both phase-one & two of the approval process. Scientific American Mind brings to the public, a basic understanding of psychedelic science, a differentiation between classes of psychedelics, and perhaps most importantly, a perspective of legitimacy and legality. This article represents (hopefully) a major step in awareness of psychedelic science and its therapeutic effects as a facet of the greater consciousness and acceptance of man.

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  1. Jucifer
    Very nice! Thanks for putting this information on here. It's good to see that government is allowing research on these substances that were once thought to be sooo bad. I'm especially excited about the research on DMT. I believe that research on DMT can bring amazing breakthroughs and such.
  2. Shampoo
    Dr. Strassman's research (published in "DMT: The Spirit Molecule") confirms the introspective properties of experiences with DMT, specifically in long-term problem solving. Administration of psychedelics, especially DMT has focused on refining the experience to magnify the introspective cognition and minimize surface-level distractions. The experiences of Strassman's recorded patients reflects this with a deep invocation of both fear, anxiety, pleasure, and ecstasy, without the inviscerile distractions of pretty colors.
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