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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:50 pm 
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Could psychedelics transform mental health?

Think of magic mushrooms and LSD and it's likely that science is not the first thing that springs to mind.


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Psychedelic drugs are more likely to be associated with hippies and the counterculture of the 1960s than people in white lab coats and clinical trials.

But that might soon change.

Increasingly, scientists are looking at whether these mind-altering drugs - which also include mescaline and DMT among others - might also have the potential to be mind-healing.

A number of small studies have found psychedelics to show promise in treating mental health disorders like depression, addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder, often where other treatments have failed.

Now UK researchers are about to take part in the first major trials into whether one of these hallucinogenic drugs could be more effective than a leading antidepressant in the treatment of depression.

Researchers at Imperial College London are to compare the magic mushroom compound psilocybin with a leading SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) antidepressant, escitalopram, in a large trial expected to take at least two years.

"[Psychedelics] have a revolutionary potential, and that's not an exaggeration," says Dr Robin Carhart-Harris, who will lead the study.

But it is not the first time scientists have been excited about these mind-bending substances.

More than 50 years ago they rapidly came to scientific attention, before research in the field came to a sudden halt.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:47 pm 
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One thing is clear. Proper research must be allowed to happen. When it comes to these drugs, people need to be able to make decisions based on complete as possible scientific knowledge, not myths. A lot of harm has occurred in the name of legally enforced ignorance.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:01 am 
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Medical use is something like the way tribal doctors would administer the plants with these properties for 1000's of years... :idea:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:04 pm 
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A lot of harm has occurred in the name of legally enforced ignorance.


Yeah, just watch CNN...

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I’ve read articles where it is suspected that psylicibin is beneficial for people with OCD. I believe it.


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Oh Donald does it every day like clockwork Orange even :smoke:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:43 pm 
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I wonder what would jaypfunk turn into after a heroic dose of mushrooms... The article suggests it can help with mental health issues.

Now, how many believe Frank Zappa tried (willingly or otherwise) LSD with the Captain? Weren't there rumors/legends?

My take, after reading Andrew's book, is that Zappa's illicit-drug-phobia stems at least in part from Zappa's fear of legal vulnerabilities, after doing time in San'Berdino...

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:05 pm 
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Could be, my agents worked on this one for many years.

Best they could come up with was that he was a control freak and the thought out loosing it Freaked him out- the few times he tried Jay's :smoke:

But we are pretty sure that when he Played with the Pink Floyd doing Interstellar Overdrive, something was going on...... Chemical samples are being sort :twisted:

As for Jaypfunk, I drool enough over him already :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:52 pm 
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I don't mean to be rude, but when I asked anyone, I meant anyone from the board...

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:03 pm 
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Oh, so Jaypfunk is not from the board my bad :smoke:


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Oh, so Jaypfunk is not from the board

well, yeah... but... why?


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Melania Trump wrote:
Oh, so Jaypfunk is not from the board

well, yeah... but... why?


Jay doesn't surf

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:43 am 
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and uses Omo. I hear it give quite a hit :smoke:


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