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Could psychedelics become an accepted treatment for mental health problems?

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posted on May, 17 2017 @ 09:44 AM
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a reply to: Barliman

Perhaps some people require this plant every couple of months?




posted on May, 24 2017 @ 09:22 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Barliman

Perhaps some people require this plant every couple of months?


I don't think anyone knows the answer to that one.
My gut feeling is that it may be helpful on a recurrent basis to detraumatise, and to deepen the initial experience.
Clearly the first coupe of trips need some supervision, and to use it in a therapeutic setting requires a therapist- to talk through, or reflect on difficult issues.
The depression studies in humans do show some tapering off of effect after 6 months.
However that may be due to some of the social problems entangled with the depression.

It is clearly not a matter of danger though:
www.karger.com...

Very interesting when you consider those relative risks and what they mean.



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 09:26 PM
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It should be a rite of passage.
edit on 24-5-2017 by Lysergic because: rite not right, right?



posted on May, 25 2017 @ 12:47 AM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
It should be a rite of passage.

I was going to correct you on that, but I thought that might sound too uptight


However you are right -- it should be a RIGHT of passage too.



posted on May, 25 2017 @ 09:09 PM
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Psychedelics are already an accepted treamtent for such conditions for certain cultures and people and have been for thousands of years.

So, yes. Just going through a bumpy time in western medicine since the 70s. I'm sure they'll eventually be accepted in conventional western medicine. Gotta be better than using ECT, for instance :/




 
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