The leading fringe newsmagazine also known as TIME has printed a short piece about the future use of psychedelic-assisted therapy. Apparently this sensationalist and completely discreditable magazine believes it’s possible that we’ll see such therapy available in the next decade. Hogwash!
Taking A Trip For Your Mental Health
Printed on 19 March, 2007
Back in the 1950’s, Establishment Institutions like Harvard and the U.S. military distributed hallucinogens to study their potential. We’re not quite so naive today, but there is hard science being conducted that might — if the results prove valid — lead to the legal therapeutic use of psychedelics in the next decade.
MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), better known as ecstasy, is being tested in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder and anxiety. Last Year two peer-reviewed journals ran articles demonstrating beneficial effects of psilocybin (“mushrooms”) in obsessive compulsive patients and ketamine (“Special K”) in people with major depression. Timothy Leary would have been proud.
Written By: John Cloud