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Psychedelics – News and Features

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News

LSD Tied to Worse Mental Health After Job Loss

Lifetime LSD use is associated with a higher likelihood of severe psychological distress after losing one’s job. The new work used data from the 2008-2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health on the United States civilian, non-institutionalized population.
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News

New Rules for Psychedelic Therapy Programs

Oregon is first in the nation to provide state-regulated access to magic mushrooms; study is first to identify measures for high-quality services.
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Industry Insight

What FDA Approval of MDMA Could Mean for the Future of Psychedelic Therapy

To learn more about the FDA's pending decision on MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD, Technology Networks interviewed Dr. Sam Clark, CEO of Terran Biosciences, who leads one of the industry’s largest psychedelic development programs.
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News

Nanodroplets and Ultrasound Beams Trigger Drug Delivery at Exactly the Right Spot

In preclinical experiments, researchers optimized a targeted drug delivery method where nanocarriers release their cargo at exactly the desired location.
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News

Interest in Potentially Harmful “Magic Mushroom” May Endanger Public Health

Interest in a potentially harmful "magic mushroom" is skyrocketing. Amanita muscaria is being marketed as having similar health benefits to psilocybin, despite being completely different.
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News

First Patient Dosed in Study To Unravel “Mystical Experiences” of Psychedelic Derived From Toad Skin

The first participant in a new psychedelic study has received a dose of a synthetic formulation of 5-MeO-DMT. The study is set to evaluate its neurophysiological effects on the human brain and perceived “mystical experiences.”
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News

Framework Offers New Understanding on How Antidepressants Work in MDD

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have established a new framework for understanding how classic antidepressants work in treating major depressive disorder (MDD).
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News

MDMA Therapy for PTSD Receives “No” Vote From FDA Advisory Committee

A key advisory panel to the US FDA has voted that midomafetamine (MDMA) is not effective nor risk-free for treating PTSD.
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News

Psilocybin Causes Feelings of “Oceanic Boundlessness”

A new study shows how psilocybin initiates hyperconnectivity in the brain, causing feelings of "oceanic boundlessness", providing insights into its potential use to treat psychiatric disorders.
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News

Ketamine’s Molecular Action on Brain Network Function

New research addresses a gap in understanding how ketamine’s impact on individual neurons leads to pervasive and profound changes in brain network function.
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