ARTICLE

FindCenter AddIcon

Opening Up the Future of Psychedelic Science

By Thomas Anderson and Rotem Petranker — 2018

There is a growing research literature suggesting psychedelics hold incredible promise for treating mental health ailments ranging from depression and anxiety to PTSD. But how do we know for sure?

Read on theconversation.com

FindCenter Post-Image

A Brief History of Psychedelic Psychiatry

In the 1950s a group of pioneering psychiatrists showed that hallucinogenic drugs had therapeutic potential, but the research was halted as part of the backlash against the hippy counterculture.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Post-Image

An Introduction to MDMA

Once considered the quintessential party drug, MDMA (also known as “ecstasy,” “X,” or “molly”) is now experiencing a surge of interest in a completely different area: psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Post-Image

An Introduction to LSD

LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, is a synthetic drug with potent psychedelic properties. Commonly known as acid, it was originally derived from compounds found in ergot, a fungus that grows on rye.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Post-Image

LSD May Cure Some Addicts

Psychedelic drugs are making a quiet comeback, as a smattering of recent studies have demonstrated their medicinal potential. The latest finding suggests it is time to revisit LSD as a treatment for addiction.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Post-Image

Scientists Show How LSD Blows Open the Doors of Perception

The drug lowers brain barriers, allowing distant regions to talk and thoughts to flow more freely.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Post-Image

Inside The Movement To Decolonize Psychedelic Pharma

As Western medicine brings psychedelics into mainstream use, a growing movement is innovating new business models grounded in reciprocity and inclusion.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Post-Image

CIA Exploited Incarcerated Black Americans in Race for “Mind-Control” Agent

A well-kept American secret is that the CIA-funded research that exploited incarcerated Black Americans along with other vulnerable groups in America’s hunt for a “mind-control” drug.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Post-Image

Psychedelic Therapy and Racial Trauma: Offering Clients a Deeper Experience of Healing

Like most people of color in the United States, psychotherapist and researcher Monnica Williams has experienced myriad forms of racism. Early in her career, understanding its effects on her mind and body motivated her to help clients address their own racial trauma in therapy.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Post-Image

Women in Psychedelics: Dr. Monnica Williams

Many people of color suffer from trauma and need healing from traumatic experiences of racism. Unfortunately, Black Americans and other people of color are being left out of psychedelics research.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Post-Image

The Cost of Exclusion in Psychedelic Research

In the last two decades, researchers have started to reexamine psychedelics for their therapeutic potential. Though initial results seem promising, the research has a significant shortcoming: the lack of racial and ethnic diversity among research teams and study participants.

FindCenter AddIcon

EXPLORE TOPIC

Psychedelic Research