psychedelic drugs

Psychedelic drugs ‘may improve depression, anxiety, and PTSD’

Psychedelic drugs tend to have a bad reputation; they can have harmful effects and lead to addiction. Many countries regulate them heavily. Now, however, researchers ask whether such substances may be used to manage conditions such as anxiety. The annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) — held this year in…

Psychedelic drug use associated with reduced partner violence in men

In a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, researchers from UBC’s Okanagan campus have discovered that men who have used psychedelic drugs in the past have a lower likelihood of engaging in violence against their intimate partners. “Although use of certain drugs like alcohol, methamphetamine or cocaine is associated…

Interest Grows in Using Psychedelic Drugs for Psychiatric Disorders

An adult psychiatry expert in the U.K. is calling for psychedelic drugs to be re-examined for their potential benefits for people with psychiatric disorders. Dr. James Rucker of King’s College London, U.K., believes that psychedelic drugs such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) “should be legally reclassified so that researchers can…