PSYCHEDELICS IN MENTAL HEALTH & WHERE’S DAVE?

I shouldn’t keep bothering poor Dave. I’m going to wind up with a restraining order when actually I’m just worried. I don’t want to date him, marry him, touch him (maybe his hair) or anything I just recognize the look in someone’s eyes that I’ve seen in my own.

Psychedelics are the new “IT” drug/treatment for Trauma/Addiction/Depression, the problem is there isn’t enough recent research on the effects of Psychedelics on different disorders to make it a sure thing.

From 1949 to 1973 there were 21 studies published involving a total of 423 patients. Only 4 of the studies used control groups and descriptions of the patients were not very specific. They didn’t differentiate between patients with depression or anxiety disorders. Most of the studies were done on inpatients who knew they were getting a psychedelic drug beforehand. This causes the person to have expectations or preconceptions before the study even started.

What researchers can agree on is that it does help with treating alcoholism/addiction. But funding for more recent research probably won’t happen. Psychedelics are not patentable so there’s no money to be made, patients would only have to take single doses rather then repeated doses. This means less money for Pharmaceutical Companies and they won’t let that happen.

James Rucker, MD, MRCPsych, PhD, of the King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry has done some recent research and gone over all of the old research. The one thing that is concerning is the recent research that suggests patients with a history of Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis, First degree relatives with Psychosis, histories of self harm or suicide attempts should be excluded from Psychedelic use.

People with Mood Disorders have been known to feel “self aware, enlightened or feel they see the world differently” but only for a short time before they enter into a depressive episode.

I’ve researched this extensively and this was the first time I had read this information. I have to say that it makes sense to me from people I know that have tried it.

The brain is so complex without further studies it’s too risky for me.

 

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About darie73

I'm a daughter, a sister, and an Aunt. I've worked in the Hair Industry, Jewelry Manufacturing, and Retail Management. I'm also an Alcoholic, diagnosed Bipolar, Conversion Disorder, Anxiety, Celiac Disease, and other health issues. I talk about all of these things as honestly as I can. The stigma, medications, doctors, family problems, support or lack of support. I advocate for people like me, animals, and anyone else who feels like they don't have a voice. These are my opinions, I just ask that readers be respectful. Haven't we all been kicked enough when we are down? It's time to change that. View all posts by darie73

5 responses to “PSYCHEDELICS IN MENTAL HEALTH & WHERE’S DAVE?

  • manyofus1980

    hey this post was great. I learned a lot from what you wrote so thank you. xoxo

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    • darie73

      Your welcome! Hopefully Dave Navarro isn’t reading any of my blogs. It isn’t that I want a date or I’m attracted to him it’s that I see a person similar to me. It sounds odder than I already sound but I can tell a lot by observing a person’s mannerisms and eyes this is the only thing that my twin sister admits that I’m freakishly good at. I know when someone is hiding something (like addiction) or when there is mental illness/trauma in their history. I’ve met many in the music business but there are still a few I’m afraid to talk to because their words have meant too much. Don’t know if that makes sense. Anyway he’s the reason why I wrote about Psychedelics.

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  • sadtherapist

    MDMA seems to be a promising drug for use in the treatment of mental health disorders. It’s use would be a bit different from pharmaceuticals and it wouldn’t quite be a single dosage followed by some profound, life altering experience. Instead, it can enhance the therapeutic relationship and allow patients to feel fully connected to their therapist and to themselves. They can articulate things that they have pushed down and are more willing and able to discuss, for example, traumatic experiences. It’s use it in the treatment of PTSD is pretty well documented, but only by one group of researchers. It’s really difficult to get funding to study the effects (even positive ones) of illegal drugs, except for cocaine for some reason. Tons of researchers study cocaine. It’s weird… That one doesn’t seem to have any therapeutic effects, so you might be onto something with your criticism of Big Pharma!

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    • darie73

      Trauma and Addiction seem to be the 2 areas that work best with psychedelics and MDMA but it’s still unclear about Bipolar or Schizophrenia I actually do well with stimulants (not cocaine prescription) but I also reacted differently to alcohol. It wasn’t a depressant for me most of the time. So more research is definitely needed.

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  • Migraines From Hell

    agree…but interesting none the less!

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