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What’s the Safest Way to Try Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Right Now?

Therapy and medication are currently the most powerful tools we have to treat mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety, among so many others. But for some people—especially those who do not respond to these conventional treatments—researchers are discovering a promising new pathway to transformative mental health care: psychedelic therapy. This […]

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Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Is Transforming the Way We Think About Mental Health Care

The drug’s signature effects are feelings of emotional connectedness, closeness, warmth, and empathy, which tend to last for three to six hours. MDMA can also cause an increased heart rate, sweating, blurred vision, restlessness, and (in rare cases) a life-threatening increase in body temperature. Much of the research looking at the therapeutic potential of MDMA-assisted […]

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The Hidden Trauma of My Chronic Illness

That’s the first traumatic memory that I ever recovered and worked through with my current therapist, four years ago now. Processing Penny’s death and the way it affected me—how it seeded deep in me fears of my own body and fate—was the breakthrough I needed to recognize the tremendous trauma that had been slowly unfolding […]