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How LSD Affects the Brain
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 30, 2017
Lysergic acid diethylamide appears to interact with serotonin 2A receptors.
Psilocybin Decreases Depression and Anxiety in Some Cancer Patients
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 2, 2016
In a pair of clinical studies of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, participants reported positive changes to their moods and outlooks.
“Magic” Mushroom Compound Eases Depression
Tanya Lewis | May 17, 2016
Psilocybin led to an improvement in symptoms for treatment-resistant patients, according to a small study.
Ruth Williams | Apr 13, 2016
“Ego dissolution,” and other things that happen to the human brain on LSD
Studies: Psychedelics Not Bad for Mental Health
Tracy Vence | Mar 10, 2015
Two independent investigations suggest hallucinogens like LSD are not linked to psychological problems and may actually confer certain benefits.
Magic Mushroom Dreams
Jef Akst | Jul 3, 2014
A psychedelic compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.
Just a Trip
Tracy Vence | Aug 19, 2013
Using psychedelic drugs does not increase one’s risk of developing mental health problems, researchers show.
Tracy Vence | Aug 9, 2013
Using molecular markers, researchers reconstruct the “magic” mushroom family tree.
Opinion: Research, Restricted
David Nutt | Jul 8, 2013
Are the international drug laws the worst impediment to scientific inquiry since the Catholic Church banned the telescope?
Staff | Jul 1, 2012
As nonconventional medical treatments become increasingly mainstream, we take a look at the science behind some of the most popular.