This text is about the last straw and is not a recommendation. Only a fool would recommend walking through a minefield. It is hard to imagine a situation where I would willingly enter a minefield, but I have to admit that it is possible. But what if: A cocktail of different antidepressants didn’t help, 4 […]Read More ›
Psychedelic therapy to treat the obsessive-compulsive disorder
OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) is an anxiety disorder that affects 2% to 3% of the population. Late childhood or early adolescence is the most common period of development for it to start. People with OCD have intrusive and unwanted recurring and persistent thoughts, images, or urges (obsessions). They often engage in unnecessary, time-consuming, and distressing repetitive and ritualistic acts (compulsions). People with OCD are generally conscious that their obsessions and compulsions are irrational and excessive. They, on the other hand, believe that they are unable to control their obsessions or resist their compulsions.
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 […]Read More ›