New Study Identifies Link Between Personality Traits And Psychedelic Experiences

Magic mushrooms, LSD, and other psychedelic drugs are known to produce an array of mind-altering effects, ranging from complete ego dissolution to strange encounters with otherworldly entities. The highly idiosyncraticContinue reading “New Study Identifies Link Between Personality Traits And Psychedelic Experiences”

Psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy produces large, rapid, and sustained antidepressant effects

BY ERIC W. DOLAN  NOVEMBER 29, 2020 Combining the psychedelic drug psilocybin with supportive psychotherapy results in substantial rapid and enduring antidepressant effects among patients with major depressive disorder, according to aContinue reading “Psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy produces large, rapid, and sustained antidepressant effects”

CAN A PILL CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT BASIC ISSUES IN LIFE?

An Oxford researcher into psychedelics thinks so. Eddie Jacobs offers a disturbing premise, “What if a pill can change your politics or religious beliefs?” The background is that some jurisdictions are contemplating licencing theContinue reading “CAN A PILL CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT BASIC ISSUES IN LIFE?”

New psychedelic research sheds light on why psilocybin-containing mushrooms have been consumed for centuries

BY ERIC W. DOLAN  JULY 15, 2020  Share on Facebook Share on Twitter A new study from the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine provides insight into theContinue reading “New psychedelic research sheds light on why psilocybin-containing mushrooms have been consumed for centuries”

Combining therapy with the psychedelic drug psilocybin results in large reductions in anxiety and depression

BY BETH ELLWOOD  JUNE 18, 2020  Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Psilocybin is a hallucinogenic compound found in so-called “magic mushrooms”. A recent meta-analysis published in Psychiatry Research provides tentative support for psilocybin inContinue reading “Combining therapy with the psychedelic drug psilocybin results in large reductions in anxiety and depression”

A single high dose of psilocybin alters brain function up to one month later

BY ERIC W. DOLAN  APRIL 7, 2020  Share on Facebook Share on Twitter New research provides evidence that the active ingredient in so-called magic mushrooms can affect brain processes related to emotional functioningContinue reading “A single high dose of psilocybin alters brain function up to one month later”

Single dose of psilocybin associated with increased mindfulness three months later

BY ERIC W. DOLAN  MARCH 14, 2020  Share on Facebook Share on Twitter New research provides evidence that a single psilocybin dose can result in long-term increases in mindfulness, even in the absenceContinue reading “Single dose of psilocybin associated with increased mindfulness three months later”

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 detailsContinue reading “Neuroscience study uncovers psilocybin-induced changes in brain connectivity”

Psilocybin-assisted mindfulness meditation linked to brain connectivity changes and persisting positive effects

BY ERIC W. DOLAN  AUGUST 17, 2019  Share on Facebook Share on Twitter SHARE New research indicates that psilocybin-assisted mindfulness meditation is associated with changes in functional brain connectivity — and these changesContinue reading “Psilocybin-assisted mindfulness meditation linked to brain connectivity changes and persisting positive effects”

A single dose of psilocybin enhances creative thinking and empathy up to seven days after use, study finds

BY ERIC W. DOLAN  MARCH 7, 2019  Share on Facebook Share on Twitter SHARE New research provides more evidence that psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, can improve creative thinking, empathy, andContinue reading “A single dose of psilocybin enhances creative thinking and empathy up to seven days after use, study finds”

Psilocybin makes cancer patients see their loved ones in a new light

BY ERIC W. DOLAN  SEPTEMBER 5, 2017  Share on Facebook Share on Twitter SHARE New research sheds light on why the psychedelic drug psilocybin helps to lessen the mental anguish experienced by peopleContinue reading “Psilocybin makes cancer patients see their loved ones in a new light”

People who microdose psychedelic drugs report that the benefits greatly outweigh the drawbacks

SHARE People who take microdoses of psychedelic drugs consistently report that it results in improved mood and creativity, while having few side effects, according to new research published in the JournalContinue reading “People who microdose psychedelic drugs report that the benefits greatly outweigh the drawbacks”

The rich history and promising future of psychedelic therapy

Hosted by Jonathan Bastian Oct. 24, 2020 HEALTH & WELLNESS Psilocybin mushroomsPhoto by Shutterstock Psychedelics have been used for thousands of years but in a provocative new book “The Immortality Key” author BrianContinue reading “The rich history and promising future of psychedelic therapy”

Take a trip: it’s for your mental health

Take a trip: it’s for your mental health BY: AUTUMN HYATT  ON: NOVEMBER 5, 2020 IN: HEALTH, HEALTH AND RECREATION Autumn Hyatt agreer@uccs.edu Disclaimer: Sources contributing to this story are editors at the Scribe. The views and opinions expressed by FlanneryContinue reading “Take a trip: it’s for your mental health”