Background articles

Background articles 2017-06-11T17:25:03+00:00

The Serotonin Infatuation

Much like the Holy Grail symbolised well-being, infinite wealth, and abundance of food in Arthurian literature, today the infamous neurotransmitter, serotonin, is linked with mood, attention, hunger and more (Young & Leyton, 2002; Wingen, et [...]

2 December 2015|

Psychedelic Research 2.0 – Part 1

After a 20 year study-shutdown on psychedelics, a second wave of interest in the nature and applications of these compounds has engulfed the international research community and rendered a wealth of studies. To help you [...]

29 July 2014|

The Therapeutic Potentials of Salvinorin A

Salvia divinorum is a sprawling perennial herb found in the Sierra Mazatec region of Mexico. It has a history of use as a divinatory psychedelic, and has been widely available since the mid 1990s primarily [...]

23 July 2014|

Autism and LSD-25 – Freeing the Most Imprisoned Minds?

In the early sixties, a number of controversial clinical investigations were published involving the administration of LSD-25 (lysergic acid diethylamide) to young children said to suffer from severe forms of autism, or childhood-onset schizophrenia (COS), [...]

29 May 2014|

Ketamine Reconsidered

Ketamine is causing a lot of ‘buzz’ inside neuropsychiatry at the moment. Duman and Aghajanian called the substance in Science (2012) “the biggest breakthrough in depression research in a half century”. The APA (American Psychiatric [...]

26 April 2014|