Neuroscience

Low doses of psychedelic drug erases conditioned fear in mice

(Medical Xpress)—Low doses of a psychedelic drug erased the conditioned fear response in mice, suggesting that the agent may be a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and related conditions, a new study by University ...

Medications

Drug microdosing effects may not measure up to big expectations

Taking very small amounts of psychedelic substances on a regular basis – called 'microdosing' – may improve psychological and cognitive functioning, but the effects do not exactly match users' expectations, a new study ...

Medications

Reclassification recommendations for drug in 'magic mushrooms'

In an evaluation of the safety and abuse research on the drug in hallucinogenic mushrooms, Johns Hopkins researchers suggest that if it clears phase III clinical trials, psilocybin should be re-categorized from a schedule ...

Neuroscience

Can taking a hallucinogen curb cocaine use?

Unlike with alcohol or nicotine, there is not a pharmacological option available to individuals addicted to cocaine to help them stop using the drug. However, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham believe ...

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