Psychedelic drugs may improve depression, anxiety, and PTSD

Psychedelic drugs may improve depression, anxiety, and PTSD

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Do psychedelics cause depression? What are the best psychedelics for depression? This article explores psychedelics as treatment for depression, PTSD, and anxiety.

Psychedelic drugs may improve depression, anxiety, and PTSD

There is a negative reputation associated with psychedelics in the mainstream culture. That is because they can sometimes trigger harmful psychological effects. Currently, researchers wonder whether or not these substances, such as MDMA, magic mushrooms or Psilocybin, Lysergamides such as LSD, Ayahuasca (DMT), Ibogaine, and Salvia could also be used to manage conditions corresponding to anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, ADD and ADHD.

Psychedelic ptsd treatment has become more mainstream than it ever has in over 50 years. Psychedelics treating PTSD is now being accepted more by the mainstream health industry, though we still have some legal battles to fight.

Researchers from a variety of international academic institutions, such as the APA (American Psyhological Association) gather every year. This year, they discussed and mentioned the potential of psychedelic medication for the management of depression disorders and psychological trauma such as PTSD.

MDMA Psychotherapy

At the APA convention, MDMA studies were discussed, which shed light on proof that methylenedioxymethamphetamine MDMA, coupled together with psychotherapy, can successfully treat social anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other psychological conditions. MDMA also shows potential for treating alcoholism, neurosis, and hyperactivity disorders.

Does microdosing psychedelics for PTSD help?

Currently, a scientific team is seeking to prove that 3-4-methylene dioxy methamphetamine, MDMA or otherwise known as ecstasy (sponsored by MAPS.org), will help those who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, Alliant International University’s Adam Snider notes.

Psychedelic psychotherapy utilizing like 3-4-methylene-dioxy methamphetamine (MDMA), psilocybin (magic mushrooms), and ayahuasca (harmala and DMT) has been shown to improve symptoms of mania, and depression (symptons of bi-polar disease), and post-traumatic stress disorder with successful results.

“More analysis and discussion are required to know the attainable advantages of those medications, and psychologists will facilitate and navigate the clinical, ethical, and cultural problems relating to their use.”

Psychedelic Drugs are Safe

Many researchers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and scientists see psychedelic medications as safe, but they are illegal and heavily regulated by governments across the planet. However, this may chagne within the near future as experts argue that such substances can be helpful add-ons to traditional psychotherapy and psychiatry.

Laurentian University’s researcher Adele Lafrance states that psychedelic medications can help treat psychological disorders by improving a person’s sense of spirituality, inner-strength, self-actualization and self-realization, and how a person relates to their own life experiences.

In San Francisco, CA, this year, the annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) was held. This convention is home to many thought-provoking discussions about the directions psychotherapy should take in the future, and whether traditional psychotherapy should include psychedelics and employ them as tools as psychiatric medications.

Conclusion

The fact that psychedelics help PTSD is undeniable. Psychedelics treat depression as well as anxiety without having to depend on Big Pharma. Not only depression and PTSD, but psychedelics for social anxiety treatment is also taking off.

Recently I read a lack of social anxiety report on Reddit: psychedelics cured my anxiety by a person who found it much easier to talk with others after a microdose.

This clearly shows that microdosing psychedelics help anxiety levels and allow us to be more sociable. The effect of psychedelics on anxiety is positive and lowers social anxiety to make us more outgoing.

Source

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322727.php

Hash C. Borgir

Hash is a software developer, tech geek, and psychedelic explorer with a passion for writing about plant medicines, psychology, consciousness, Linux, web development, hacking and science related topics.