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Research 2017-06-11T17:24:50+00:00

Online survey – have you tried psychedelics & why?

Researchers at the University of Maastricht are studying people's motivations for taking psychedelic drugs. They are looking for participants who want to share their experiences. You can find the survey here. Below is a description [...]

24 May 2017|

DMT: Beyond the trip, a potential multifaceted medicine

N,N-dimethyltryptamine, more commonly known as DMT, is an exceptionally fast-acting and powerful psychedelic. DMT can be ingested by drinking the entheogenic brew ayahuasca, injected intravenously, intramuscularly or through inhalation. It is produced endogenously in a [...]

26 April 2016|

Psychedelic medicine: a re-emerging therapeutic paradigm

In a recent article, Tupper et al. (2015)[1] investigate the new and re-emerging therapeutic paradigm involving psychedelic substances for treating mental health conditions. Recent studies with patient populations are reviewed and thoughts on how the [...]

4 November 2015|

Does LSD enhance the emotional response to music?

Aside from its hallucinogenic properties, LSD is known to have noticeable effects on emotion. This is one of the reasons why psychedelics were used in psychotherapy in the 1950s and 60s, hypothesizing that they facilitate [...]

21 August 2015|

Ketamine-induced state models schizophrenia

In the 1950’s, research on the psychoactive properties of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) led scientists to the serotonin hypothesis of schizophrenia, a theory still used to explain the neurochemical roots of schizophrenia. Today, Höflich […]

15 May 2015|

Second part of special issue compiled by OPEN published

At the end of last month we published the first part of a special issue on the beneficial effects of psychedelics in the treatment of addiction of the scientific journal CDAR. Now, the second part [...]

23 February 2015|