Opinionated Science Episode 30: Psychedelics: A Trip Through Psilocybin and MDMA Research
On this week’s Opinionated Science, the team takes a look at the growing potential of psychedelic medicine.
Hundreds of new clinical trials, exciting new synthetic psychedelics and a universal acceptance that current mental health treatments are not meeting patients’ needs have pushed the mind-altering potential of psychedelics into the medical mainstream.
In this episode, Technology Networks Senior Science Writer Ruairi J Mackenzie takes a deep dive into four leading psychedelic compounds: psilocybin, MDMA, ketamine and DMT.
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Mirror’s Image: Could a Simple Flip Produce a More Effective Ketamine-Based Antidepressant?
The Neuroscience of Psychedelic Drugs: Your Brain on Psilocybin With Frederick Streeter Barrett