Psychedelics as Anti-Inflammatory Agents

A look into the less discussed therapeutic aspect of psychedelics: the anti-inflammatory effect. NOVEMBER 14, 2019 – BY SHANE O’CONNOR, MS In recent years, compounds that act as agonists (aka activators) at the serotonin 2A receptor (5-HT2A) have emerged as a prominent therapy for several disorders including depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, and addiction.¹⁻³ The recently discovered therapeuticContinue reading “Psychedelics as Anti-Inflammatory Agents”

Neuroscience study uncovers psilocybin-induced changes in brain connectivity

BY ERIC W. DOLAN  JANUARY 20, 2020  Share on Facebook Share on Twitter SHARE New research published in Biological Psychology sheds light on the neurophysiological underpinnings of the psychedelic experience. The study provides new details about how psilocybin — the active component in “magic” mushrooms — changes the communication patterns between regions of the brain. “Psychedelics are currently being investigatedContinue reading “Neuroscience study uncovers psilocybin-induced changes in brain connectivity”