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(Vox)   Psychedelic drugs have a great chance of assisting mental health issues   (vox.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Psychedelic drug, Psychedelics, dissociatives and deliriants, MDMA, Psychedelic experience, Timothy Leary, Drug addiction, Psilocybin mushrooms, Psilocybin  
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2019-01-10 9:55:01 PM  
"Scary"? Looks like subby was raised on a steady diet of DARE commercials.
 
2019-01-10 10:18:55 PM  
What's scary, is that we give people Thorazine and call it medicine.
 
2019-01-10 10:53:57 PM  
I swear by them. My favorite is the giant golden-tasseled Snarl. Faaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrkkkkkkkk.

Yeah, I've seen great results.
 
2019-01-10 10:58:55 PM  
Yep. Its really interesting (PS I've been telling people this forever. Depressed, anxious, feel like you're drowning? Go camping or any other way to find wide open spaces, and eat some shrooms or LSD. Nature and wide open spaces is critical. Plz do not trip inside)

Also on this topic, recent research into Ketamine has observed the fact that its efficiency in treating depression and anxiety likely stems from activation of the bodys own opioid system, instead of conventional wisdom that the neurotransmitter glutamate was entirely responsible for this. So, again we see this pattern in the bodys opioid system and things like depression/anxiety/suicidal thoughts. Probably why kratom has had such a large following.

So on that front, we should see more research and treatments targeting that system, when "conventional" results like SSRIs have been mediocre, at best.

Pretty kewl.
 
2019-01-10 11:27:33 PM  
Support for psychedelics is also one of those rare issues that can, in some cases, cut across conventional political lines. Rebekah Mercer, the billionaire Republican financier and co-owner of Breitbart, has donated a $1 million to MAPS to fund studies and legalization effort. As the research advances, we could see more bipartisan support like this.

While I'm all for these kinds of therapies becoming legal and mainstream (I'm looking into similar treatments myself for depression), I'm REALLY farking suspicious of why Rebekah f'ing Mercer is tangled up in this. That gives me pause and I'd like to know more about what the agenda there is.
 
2019-01-10 11:37:01 PM  

ManifestDestiny: Support for psychedelics is also one of those rare issues that can, in some cases, cut across conventional political lines. Rebekah Mercer, the billionaire Republican financier and co-owner of Breitbart, has donated a $1 million to MAPS to fund studies and legalization effort. As the research advances, we could see more bipartisan support like this.

While I'm all for these kinds of therapies becoming legal and mainstream (I'm looking into similar treatments myself for depression), I'm REALLY farking suspicious of why Rebekah f'ing Mercer is tangled up in this. That gives me pause and I'd like to know more about what the agenda there is.


IP.
 
2019-01-10 11:43:36 PM  

fusillade762: "Scary"? Looks like subby was raised on a steady diet of DARE commercials.


Yep, came here to say this...

What are you afraid of subby? Discovering something truly meaningful about your life and your lowley place in the universe?
 
2019-01-10 11:44:39 PM  

WeedBong420: Yep. Its really interesting (PS I've been telling people this forever. Depressed, anxious, feel like you're drowning? Go camping or any other way to find wide open spaces, and eat some shrooms or LSD. Nature and wide open spaces is critical. Plz do not trip inside)

Also on this topic, recent research into Ketamine has observed the fact that its efficiency in treating depression and anxiety likely stems from activation of the bodys own opioid system, instead of conventional wisdom that the neurotransmitter glutamate was entirely responsible for this. So, again we see this pattern in the bodys opioid system and things like depression/anxiety/suicidal thoughts. Probably why kratom has had such a large following.

So on that front, we should see more research and treatments targeting that system, when "conventional" results like SSRIs have been mediocre, at best.

Pretty kewl.


I think better advise would be, please don't trip alone for your first time.
 
2019-01-11 12:03:01 AM  

ManifestDestiny: "Support for psychedelics is also one of those rare issues that can, in some cases, cut across conventional political lines. Rebekah Mercer, the billionaire Republican financier and co-owner of Breitbart, has donated a $1 million to MAPS to fund studies and legalization effort. As the research advances, we could see more bipartisan support like this."

While I'm all for these kinds of therapies becoming legal and mainstream (I'm looking into similar treatments myself for depression), I'm REALLY farking suspicious of why Rebekah f'ing Mercer is tangled up in this. That gives me pause and I'd like to know more about what the agenda there is.


I have a sneaking suspicion that many rich Republican doners have vastly different social views from the rubes they need for votes.
 
2019-01-11 12:09:50 AM  
Sounds like it could have a efficient effect which would not require years of pills and psychotherapy. Which means it won't ever be approved. Not enough profits especially if effective psychotropics can be easily grown.
 
2019-01-11 12:38:27 AM  
I took lsd once; it was mostly enjoyable. Didn't result in any great change or revelations, though.
 
2019-01-11 12:46:53 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: I took lsd once; it was mostly enjoyable. Didn't result in any great change or revelations, though.


I loved it when I was younger. I could be wrong, but I don't think it would be good for my brainmeats now that I'm older.
 
2019-01-11 12:55:22 AM  
This was old news 20 years ago. LSD treats alcoholism, works wonders on PTSD, and has positive effects on various affective disorders.  Now we just need acceptance.
 
2019-01-11 3:57:57 AM  

ManifestDestiny: Support for psychedelics is also one of those rare issues that can, in some cases, cut across conventional political lines. Rebekah Mercer, the billionaire Republican financier and co-owner of Breitbart, has donated a $1 million to MAPS to fund studies and legalization effort. As the research advances, we could see more bipartisan support like this.

While I'm all for these kinds of therapies becoming legal and mainstream (I'm looking into similar treatments myself for depression), I'm REALLY farking suspicious of why Rebekah f'ing Mercer is tangled up in this. That gives me pause and I'd like to know more about what the agenda there is.


MK Ultra 2: Psychedelic Boogaloo.
 
2019-01-11 6:15:45 AM  
1969 - If someone tells you something is LSD, it quite possibly is.
2019 - If someone tells you something is LSD, it's not.
 
2019-01-11 8:12:38 AM  

WeedBong420: Yep. Its really interesting (PS I've been telling people this forever. Depressed, anxious, feel like you're drowning? Go camping or any other way to find wide open spaces, and eat some shrooms or LSD. Nature and wide open spaces is critical. Plz do not trip inside)

Also on this topic, recent research into Ketamine has observed the fact that its efficiency in treating depression and anxiety likely stems from activation of the bodys own opioid system, instead of conventional wisdom that the neurotransmitter glutamate was entirely responsible for this. So, again we see this pattern in the bodys opioid system and things like depression/anxiety/suicidal thoughts. Probably why kratom has had such a large following.

So on that front, we should see more research and treatments targeting that system, when "conventional" results like SSRIs have been mediocre, at best.

Pretty kewl.


Username...checks...out? (Upward vocal fry)
 
2019-01-11 11:47:42 AM  

WeedBong420: Depressed, anxious, feel like you're drowning? Go camping or any other way to find wide open spaces, and eat some shrooms or LSD. Nature and wide open spaces is critical. Plz do not trip inside


Not all minds are the same. Go someplace where you feel safe and comfortable.
 
2019-01-11 2:26:04 PM  
After not having touched them for 25+ years, I took a minor amount of mushrooms a couple months ago on a Saturday night just as a little micro-dosing experiment. I didn't take enough to hallucinate, but I was definitely high for about 4 hours. The biggest thing I noticed was on Monday morning back at work, I felt much more calm, relaxed, and focused. I don't really suffer from depression, anxiety, or PTSD, so my experience seems to be in line with the professional literature as far as the predictions of how it will affect people.

I still have some small caps and stems left, so maybe another experiment will be in order soon.
 
2019-01-11 2:53:14 PM  
I tripped not long ago, but rather than experiencing the effects in the conscious world, i went to sleep.

That night, i had a dream showing me exactly how to solve a particular problem, a problem that I consciously was not aware i would be facing in real life.    But the very next day, i did encounter that exact problem in the waking world, and recalling the dream, i addressed the issue in a snap.   I felt practically psychic.

I think in reality, my brain connected unrelated synapses, allowing it to predict with logical certainty that something was about to happen, and then determine how to address it at that point.   It wasn't 'magical', but the drug did make me smarter in that moment.
 
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