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Psychedelics are transforming the way we understand depression and its treatment – Robin Carhart-Harris

While we suspected that psilocybin might perform well compared to the SSRI, we had not expected it to perform as well as it did. In fact, the initial main hypothesis for this trial was that the psilocybin therapy would have superior effects on psychological wellbeing, but not on depression severity scores. This prediction was generally supported, but people in the psilocybin group also showed evidence of greater improvements across most depression measures, as well as anxiety symptoms, work and social functioning, suicidal feelings and the ability to feel emotion and pleasure.

‘The ketamine blew my mind’: can psychedelics cure addiction and depression?

In the meantime, practitioners of this new kind of mental healthcare can use ketamine as their psychedelic agent; and some studies, such as the one Grant participated in, are even government funded. The Ketamine for Reduction of Alcoholic Relapse (Kare) study is a novel attempt to ease the huge burden on the NHS caused by alcohol-related illnesses.

Ketamine Explained, The Next Big Antidepressant | The War on Drugs

Can LSD and psilocybin provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression and anxiety? Robin Carhart-Harris is a neuroscientist and head of the Imperial Centre for Psychedelic Research, which builds on over a decade of pioneering work psychedelic research, including a clinical trial that has kick-started global efforts to develop psilocybin therapy into a licensed treatment for depression.

The Science of Psychedelics

Can LSD and psilocybin provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression and anxiety? Robin Carhart-Harris is a neuroscientist and head of the Imperial Centre for Psychedelic Research, which builds on over a decade of pioneering work psychedelic research, including a clinical trial that has kick-started global efforts to develop psilocybin therapy into a licensed treatment for depression.

I Use Ketamine for Depression – Here’s How It Works

The powerful effects that ketamine has on the brain’s neurons have led doctors to further explore its medical potential, and now, ketamine infusion therapy and ketamine nasal sprays are giving those with severe depression new hope.

NAD+ in Aging: What It Is & Why You Need It

Rhonda Patrick explains what NAD+, why it is so important for aging and why it declines with age. She discusses some of the popular NAD+ boosters like nicotinamide riboside and nicotinamide mononucleotide, what animal and human data says and some concluding thoughts.

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