MDMA assisted psychotherapy

Medically prescribed love: MDMA assisted psychotherapy

| By Libby Furminger |   “I’m called the Godfather of Ecstacy because I published for the first time information about its effects in man. I feel content with the title. MDMA is a beautiful drug…” Alexander Shulgin 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) also known as Mandy, Molly, Ecstasy or ‘E’: it’s the class A ‘Love Drug’ and […]

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Psilocybin for anorexia nervosa

Owing to both the physical consequences of the condition and high suicide rates, anorexia nervosa has the highest death rate of any medical disorder. There are only a few pharmacological and therapeutic options available right now. Both of them appear to concentrate on treating symptoms rather than addressing the disorder’s underlying cause. There has been […]

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Reviewing the potential of psychedelics for the treatment of PTSD

Few drugs have been shown to be effective in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Psychotherapy has been categorically designated as a first-line treatment for PTSD in treatment guidelines. PTSD, however, is often a chronic disorder with high rates of psychological and medical comorbidity, often after psychotherapy. Meanwhile, progress on discovering and designing drugs […]

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David Nutt

The campaign to use magic mushrooms in OCD treatment

Orchard OCD held a global call for research ideas to create new therapies last year. Professor David Nutt’s psilocybin project was selected as the winner. Psilocybin is the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms. Jacobs, from King’s College London and the University of Oxford, says it is surprising how little focus has been on the therapeutic […]

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Exploring the case for research on incorporating psychedelics within interventions for borderline personality disorder

Richard J. Zeifman, Anne C.Wagner Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious psychological disorder marked by behavioral and emotional dysregulation, as well as self-identity and social functioning disruptions. Despite the fact that there are evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatments for BPD, they have significantly limited treatment efficacy. There is a huge need to improve existing BPD interventions. […]

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Billie Holiday. The modern history of War on Drugs. Part II

Southern trees bear a strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black bodies swingin’ in the Southern breeze Strange fruit hangin’ from the poplar trees… In 1939, legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday appeared on the stage at a Manhattan hotel. She sang the song “Strange Fruits”. Strange fruits: these were lynched […]

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Obssesive compulsive

Psychedelics and the new behaviourism: considering the integration of third-wave behaviour therapies with psychedelic-assisted therapy

Zach Walsh, Michelle St. Pierre The evidence for the use of third-wave behavior treatments as adjuncts to psychedelic-assisted therapy is examined in this review. It establishes shared theoretical foundations for both approaches, as well as common mechanisms of action such as enhanced mindfulness, decentering, emotion control, and distress tolerance. It also defines possible targets, such […]

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