Psilocybin and Other Entheogens
Psilocybin – MDMA – LSD – Ayahuasca – DMT – Mescaline/Peyote.
Psychotherapy for Mental Illness Treatment
Scientists and clinicians are increasingly optimistic about the potential efficacy of psychedelic drugs to treat depression, anxiety, addiction, and other mental health conditions.
Potential Benefits of Medicinal Psilocybin and Entheogens
Although psilocybin has been on earth since the beginning of time and used medicinally by many tribes and groups dating pre-civilization, the modern scientific research regarding psilocybin is relatively new. What we do know is that from the studies so far, we are studying something that could be life changing for mankind’s health and wellness.
Researchers showed that psychedelic treatment with psilocybin relieved major depressive disorder symptoms in adults.
Researchers showed longtime smokers who had failed many attempts to drop the habit did so after a carefully controlled and monitored use of psilocybin.
PTSD & Trauma Repair
Psychedelics have been shown to induce neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change and reorganize thought patterns, enebling new ways to process deeply embedded trauma. Source
Treatment with psilocybin, a compound found in psychedelic mushrooms, combined with psychotherapy, appears to be associated with significant improvements in emotional and existential distress in people with cancer. Source
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Studies have found the efficacy data provides sufficient scientific grounds to justify psilocybin as a treatment for OCD.
Preliminary clinical evidence suggests it may represent a significant improvement over existing therapies. Source
The FDA has designated psilocybin and MDMA as breakthrough therapies for treatment of depression and mental illness. The FDA designation of “breakthrough therapy” is given to drugs that have evidence that it may demonstrate substantial improvement over available therapy.
New Brain Pathways
Though researchers are still trying to understand the cognitive and therapeutic mechanics of psychedelics, they have concluded that psilocybin, DMT and other psychoactive chemicals can help people feel more tolerance, understanding and empathy.
Supporting Medical Research
Medical Psilocybin Publications and Resources
The Mental Health Clinician
Clinical potential of psilocybin as a treatment for mental health conditions
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Mankind’s History of Psychedelics
For thousands of years humans have experimented in one way or another with hallucinogenic mushrooms. One of the oldest documented human uses of hallucinogenic mushrooms has been suggested in 10,000 year-old rock art discovered in the Central Saharan desert. But some researchers believe our profound relationship with these psychedelic fungi could go back much further than that.