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Psychedlic Medicine

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posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 02:42 PM
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New Scientist has a long article about the renewed interest among scientists in the possible medical uses of psychedelic drugs like '___', Psilocybin, '___', and Ketamine: Since 2001, psychiatrist Francisco Moreno of the University of Arizona in Tucson has been testing psilocybin as a treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychotherapy and antidepressants such as Prozac help many patients, but some have such severe symptoms and are so resistant to treatment that they turn to electroshock therapy and even brain surgery. As with the work on cluster headaches, Moreno's study was motivated by reports from people with OCD that psilocybin relieves their symptoms.

So far, Moreno has given both sub-psychedelic and psychedelic doses of pure psilocybin to nine treatment-resistant OCD subjects, in a total of 29 therapy sessions. His preliminary findings suggest firstly that it is safe to ingest psilocybin, which was a primary concern of the trial. Beyond that, Moreno calls his results "promising", but won't discuss them further, since he plans to submit a paper to a peer-reviewed journal this year.

more info at: www.boingboing.net...

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posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 03:14 PM
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I think this really comes as no surprise to most educated people who have actually read into clinical use of illegal narcotics. Most of those on the list are considered non-lethal anyways. Psilocybin, '___' and '___' (extracts taken from Ayahuasca) are pretty much regarded as safe drugs in regards to fatal dosages.

It would not surprise me in the least to see synthetic versions of street drugs hitting the stores soon. Marinol is a good example, i'm positive we'll see more to come in the future.



posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 04:03 PM
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I think this really comes as no surprise to most educated people


Well, aren't we full of ourself. I must say I am just so proud to have such an educated person as yourself respond to my thread. I am truly honored. *bows*



posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 04:41 PM
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Originally posted by Zabilgy



I think this really comes as no surprise to most educated people


Well, aren't we full of ourself. I must say I am just so proud to have such an educated person as yourself respond to my thread. I am truly honored. *bows*


Thats wasn't meant to demean you at all! It doesn't take much to read articles with titles relating to it.. educated is a very broad word, you don't even need to have gone through K-12 to be educated in my opinion. So please don't pin the tail on me



posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 04:50 PM
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LoL ... *blinded* ... Trying to pin the tail on .... Can't find his/her tail. =-) ... Come on guys, be nice ... but anyways ... the only way to tell if you are educated in this field ... is a drug test @!!!



posted on Feb, 25 2005 @ 09:35 AM
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Here's a better link regarding the uses of psychedlic meds:

boingboing.net...

Enjoy and any feedback would be appreciated!!



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