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MDMA could strengthen the bond between patient and therapist, thereby improving therapy as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder

New research suggests that MDMA (ecstasy) could improve trust and enhance the bond between patient and therapist, thereby enhancing treatment for PTSD. The team experimented with mice: They analyzed the effects of a low dose of MDMA versus saline solution and found that MDMA led to the mice being more…

Cannabis use among older people is increasing faster than any other group, but many are hesitant to talk to their doctors about medical marijuana

While cannabis acceptance and use are growing among older individuals, many report challenges that stand in their way of accessing medical marijuana. The purpose of this study was to explore and better understand how older individuals view, use, and are affected by cannabis. Researchers conducted 17 focus groups in senior…

Depression and anxiety no match for fast-acting psychedelic drug!  (Video)

A fast-acting psychedelic drug could help treat depression and anxiety. This, from a Johns Hopkins University study that surveyed 362 adults. Researchers found that the use of a synthetic psychedelic, 5-MeO-DMT, is associated with improvements in depression and anxiety when taken in a controlled setting. Approximately 80% of those surveyed…

Researchers say a psychedelic drug could improve treatment for depression and anxiety, due to its fast action and short duration

New research says that a fast-acting psychedelic drug could help treat depression and anxiety. Researchers investigated whether administration of this psychedelic in a controlled group setting might affect self-reported feelings of depression and anxiety. The team controlled the dose and ensured that participants had support during and after use of…

Many individuals are wary to treat their mental illnesses with medication, but the benefits typically outweigh the costs

While it’s understandable to feel uncertain about taking medication to treat your mental health condition, it’s important to consider doing so as a viable treatment option. Be open with your doctor about your symptoms, so they can help you weigh your treatment options and ultimately decide whether medication is the…

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