Psilocybin May be the Answer to Autism and a Healthy Microbiome An Interview with Scientist & Researcher Marvin S. Hausman, MD

Dr. Marvin Hausman is Chairman of Nova Mentis’ Scientific Advisory Board and is leading their research and development efforts in medicinal psychedelics. Dr. Hausman is an immunologist and board-certified urological surgeon with more than 30 years of drug research and development experience with various pharmaceutical companies, including Bristol-Myers International, Mead-Johnson Pharmaceutical Co., E.R. Squibb, MedcoContinue reading “Psilocybin May be the Answer to Autism and a Healthy Microbiome An Interview with Scientist & Researcher Marvin S. Hausman, MD”

How long do shrooms or psilocybin stay in your system?

Magic mushrooms, or “shrooms,” are a type of mushroom containing psilocybin, a hallucinogenic compound. The length of time shrooms stay in a person’s system depends on many factors, including the strength of the mushroom, dose, and the individual’s body. People may take shrooms for spiritual or recreational purposes. Its hallucinogenic compounds can induce intense andContinue reading “How long do shrooms or psilocybin stay in your system?”

Psychedelics Show Promise for Treating Dementia

“…this stands up to scientific rigor and is worthy of further exploration.” JANUARY 26, 2021 – BY NATE SELTENRICH Among the many medical and therapeutic applications of psychedelics being explored in labs and boardrooms today, Alzheimer’s disease has maintained a relatively low profile. But that may be changing, thanks in part to a review article published last summerContinue reading “Psychedelics Show Promise for Treating Dementia”

The Top 10 Psilocybin Research Papers of 2020

Changes in brain functioning, new synthesis methods, and psychotherapy dominate this year’s most-cited psilocybin papers. DECEMBER 30, 2020 – BY BARBARA E. BAUER, MS As 2020 draws to a close, Psychedelic Science Review is acknowledging the work that psychedelic researchers published this year. Last year, we presented the Top 10 psilocybin research papers for the last 20 years. Now, PSR recognizesContinue reading “The Top 10 Psilocybin Research Papers of 2020”

Preliminary Findings from Our Real World Psilocybin Mushroom Study

We are excited to reveal some preliminary results of our ongoing Real-World Psilocybin Mushroom Study which we are conducting in collaboration with the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research at Johns Hopkins Medicine. After about four months of recruitment, we have around 2500 participants from all over the world. We can’t express our gratitude enough for those whoContinue reading “Preliminary Findings from Our Real World Psilocybin Mushroom Study”

Clinical trial explores psychedelic treatments for PTSD in veterans

25th November 2020 A company exploring the efficacy of psychedelic treatments for PTSD in veterans has announced the international expansion of its Phase 2A clinical trials. The Mydecine trials are exploring psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy to treat chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel. The purpose of the trials is to explore how theContinue reading “Clinical trial explores psychedelic treatments for PTSD in veterans”

Can Psychedelics Boost Brain Growth Factor Levels?

Research suggests that BDNF can help rewire and overwrite stubborn neural pathways by creating new connections that facilitate more flexible and adaptive thoughts and behaviours. Psychedelics appear to tap into this mechanism. OCTOBER 11, 2020 – BY LILY ALEKSANDROVA, MSC, PHD Our ability to adapt to and survive in an ever-changing environment largely depends on our brain’s abilityContinue reading “Can Psychedelics Boost Brain Growth Factor Levels?”

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”

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 a new randomized clinical trial. The findings have been published in JAMA Psychiatry. The new study provides more evidence that psilocybin, a compound found in so-called magicContinue reading “Psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy produces large, rapid, and sustained antidepressant effects”

Psilocybin may help treat depression, a small study finds

Benefits of the compound, found in psychedelic mushrooms, lasted a month Two doses of psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, eased people’s depression symptoms, researchers found.ALEXANDER_VOLKOV/ISTOCK/GETTY IMAGES PLUS By Laura Sanders NOVEMBER 17, 2020 AT 6:00 AM Hallucinogenic mushrooms’ key ingredient, psilocybin, can swiftly and dramatically ease depression in the right therapeutic setting, a smallContinue reading “Psilocybin may help treat depression, a small study finds”

Microdosing Psychedelics Is Trendy, But Does It Work? Here’s What Science Says

Amanda Siebert, Contributor Preliminary studies, reviews and anecdotal reports suggest microdosing with psychedelics may have … [+] GETTY Psychedelics have returned from the fringes and entered the mainstream in a huge way, whether through successful ballot initiatives, on the stock market or in Silicon Valley. But today, it’s not profoundly visual, earth-shattering trips like the ones that inspired Steve Jobs to create theContinue reading “Microdosing Psychedelics Is Trendy, But Does It Work? Here’s What Science Says”

Psychedelics as health and wellness aid? Not a hallucination

“People are now coming out of the psychedelic closet, but it’s a risk you take,” said Melissa Lavasani, who led decriminalization efforts in Washington, D.C. Bolstered by a growing body of research and greater acceptance of cannabis for recreation and medicine, psychedelics are experiencing a renaissance as voters and lawmakers rethink the so-called war onContinue reading “Psychedelics as health and wellness aid? Not a hallucination”

Psilocybin increases the expression neuroplasticity-related genes in rats

Psilocybin rapidly increases the expression of several genes related to neuroplasticity in the rat brain, according to new research published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. The new findings might help explain the underlying neurobiological mechanisms responsible for long-lasting changes associated with psychedelic drug use. “Psilocybin induces remarkable subjective effects, but has been largely ignored, scientifically, for manyContinue reading “Psilocybin increases the expression neuroplasticity-related genes in rats”

Medicine Study: Already two doses of psilocybin relieve the symptoms of major depression

by Bhavi Mandalia November 10, 2020 Two doses of psilocybin in conjunction with psychotherapy help relieve the symptoms of major depression quickly, according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins University in the United States. Psilocybin is a psychedelic substance that causes aberrant, dreamy states of consciousness. It occurs naturally in some fungi. The study was published inContinue reading “Medicine Study: Already two doses of psilocybin relieve the symptoms of major depression”

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 the otherwise illegal psychedelic psilocybin (“magic mushrooms”) in the near future as a treatment for depression. He writes, How would you feel about a new therapy for yourContinue reading “CAN A PILL CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT BASIC ISSUES IN LIFE?”