Psychedelic Therapy – What is it, and Can I Get It?
The first thing which springs to mind with Psychedelic Therapy is dropping acid and magic mushrooms, but what really is psychedelic therapy. I had never heard of this before now, and as I progress with this website, I am finding out new things all of the time, some of which will help me and others that will hinder me.
Psychedelic therapy required more investigation on my part. On the one hand, I’m looking forward to the future, and on the other hand, I am a little saddened, why you may ask, well, it is because psychedelic therapy is only in trial stages at the moment.
But What Does It Entail?
The study that I found stemmed from a small group of subjects, just 24 of them. However, the results seem optimistic for the future. The study focused on Psilocybin, which is the main component of “magic mushrooms” to you and me.
The research involved giving participants Psilucybin in measured doses with water in two sessions over the course of 8 weeks. The article I read was on the JAMA Network, a psychiatry network, and you can have a read of it; the main points are in layman’s language at the beginning.
Should I Take Psilocybin?
No, this study was undertaken with strict parameters, and there is no guarantee, the mushrooms you take will have the effect you desire; it could be harmful to you. Plus, you don’t want to muck around with it; I have known people who have taken these mushrooms and experienced horrendous hallucinations, which affected their mental health badly. Previous to the experience, they had not had a problem.
What Did The Study in Psychedelic Therapy Find?
The study found it to be beneficial, but just a reminder, there were only 24 participants; here is what the article says:
This randomized clinical trial found that psilocybin-assisted therapy was efficacious in producing large, rapid, and sustained antidepressant effects in patients with major depressive disorder.JAMA Network
So I have hope for the future that this form of therapy will become the norm, as all the medications I take have little to no effect. It appears I make more progress when I hark back to the olden days, and I don’t think you can get much older than the very thing Shamans used all those aeons ago.
[AF] In the meantime, while we wait for the research to continue, why not try Mind Place for an immersive experience of relaxing the mind and body.