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Psilocybin

Psilocybin is a psychedelic drug compound found in certain types of mushrooms, which, when ingested, produce powerful hallucinations and other mind-altering effects including changes in perception, a distorted sense of time, and mystical or spiritual experiences. There is evidence that the use of psilocybin mushrooms by humans in religious ceremonies predates recorded history, and they have a long-documented history in both Mesoamerican and Siberian Indigenous culture. In a modern context, there have been several recent studies conducted to test psilocybin’s efficacy in a variety of therapeutic settings, most specifically for treating depression. Psilocybin has also been used to treat ailments including cluster headaches, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

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.

Who Will Benefit From Psychedelic Medicine?

These substances are being touted as a game-changing intervention for mental health. But it’s not clear if their promise will be accessible to all.

Meet the Psychologist Using Psychedelics to Treat Racial Trauma

People of color are dealing with racism all the time, in large and small ways, and even dealing with racism in healthcare, even dealing with racism in therapy.

The Psychedelic Revolution Is Coming. Psychiatry May Never Be the Same.

After decades of demonization and criminalization, psychedelic drugs are on the cusp of entering mainstream psychiatry, with profound implications for a field that in recent decades has seen few pharmacological advancements for the treatment of mental disorders and addiction.

How Ecstasy and Psilocybin Are Shaking Up Psychiatry

Regulators will soon grapple with how to safely administer powerful psychedelics for treating depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Psychedelics Could Trigger a ‘Paradigm Shift’ in Mental Health Care

A new review of studies finds that LSD, psilocybin, and MDMA hold potential for treating mental illness.

Texas Would Study Psilocybin and MDMA to Treat PTSD and Depression Under New Bill

A Texas lawmaker introduced a bill on Wednesday that would require the state to study the therapeutic potential of psilocybin, MDMA and ketamine in the treatment of certain mental health conditions.

Psychedelic Drugs Can Help Treat PTSD Caused by Racism, Discrimination: Researchers

Williams is the co-lead author of a recent retrospective study that found those who tried doses of psilocybin (more commonly known as magic mushrooms), LSD, or MDMA (the pure substance found in Ecstasy or Molly) reported a decrease in trauma symptoms, depression and anxiety after 30 days.

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