Medications

Psychedelic drugs: Would you accept a prescription?

In countries such as the UK, US and Australia, strict laws and international conventions prohibiting the use of psychedelic drugs have made it almost impossible to research how these drugs work, and how they might be used ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychedelic microdosing in rats shows beneficial effects

The growing popularity of microdosing—taking tiny amounts of psychedelic drugs to boost mood and mental acuity—is based on anecdotal reports of its benefits. Now, a study in rats by researchers at the University of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Long trip: Psychedelic advocate nears goal of legal ecstasy

Growing up amid the tumult of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War, Rick Doblin says he became convinced that humanity was "crazy" and "inherently destructive." As a teenager, he came to see the mind-expanding effects ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Can tiny doses of magic mushrooms unlock creativity?

The use of minute doses of magic mushrooms and truffles containing psychedelic substances could induce a state of unconstrained thought that may produce more new, creative ideas. "Microdosing" in this way may allow people ...

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