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[Book Review] Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America

25 August 2016|Comments Off on [Book Review] Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America

While many psychedelic enthusiasts claim to resonate with Buddhist insights, the overlap and interconnection between this group and formal Buddhism has not been studied extensively. This book is an attempt to fill this gap [...]

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Ketamine could be the first rapid-acting antidepressant medication

29 July 2016|Comments Off on Ketamine could be the first rapid-acting antidepressant medication

Ketamine has been used for over half a century as an anaesthetic, but interest has been steadily growing in its ability to rapidly decrease depressive symptoms. This interest has culminated in many studies attempting to […]

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Psilocybin-assisted therapy shows promising results for treatment-resistant depression

24 May 2016|Comments Off on Psilocybin-assisted therapy shows promising results for treatment-resistant depression

In a new study, the research team at the Imperial College London has tested the potential of psilocybin-assisted therapy to alleviate treatment-resistant depression. Statistics show that 20% of people suffering from major depression are unresponsive […]