Psychopharmacology Emotional breakthroughs during psychedelic experiences linked to future increases in mental well-being ∞ Eric W. Dolan


New research highlights the importance of emotional breakthroughs on subsequent psychological outcomes after a psychedelic experience. The study, which was published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, sheds new light on the psychological mechanisms behind psychedelic-assisted therapy. “Most of the papers that discuss current psychedelic therapy mention the mystical-type or peak experience as a mediator of […]


Psychopharmacology Magic mushroom compound might treat depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the brain


art by Cameron Grey By Eric W. Dolan New research suggests that psilocybin-assisted therapy helps alleviate treatment-resistant depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the brain. Psilocybin is the primary mind-altering substance in psychedelic “magic” mushrooms. The drug can profoundly alter the way a person experiences the world by producing changes in mood, sensory perception, time […]