Should psychedelics be legalized?

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  • Yes, it can be an alternative treatment or used in treatment failures.
  • Maybe, if the benefits outweigh the risks.
  • No, it can be addictive and might possess a residual effect.
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      Seema Waghmareswaghmare
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      Psychedelics are hallucinogenic drugs whose primary effect is triggering non-ordinary states of consciousness. It causes specific, visual, auditory, and psychological changes and often a substantially altered state of consciousness.
      A study by the Centre for psychedelic research states that even weeks after consumption, the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms helps “open up” the brains of depressed patients. Utilizing the brain scans of approximately 60 depression patients undergoing treatment, combined with two independent studies, indicated that patients with psilocybin-assisted therapy showed improved brain connectivity not only during treatment but up to three weeks.

      Since similar changes in brain connectivity were not noticed in patients receiving the standard antidepressant escitalopram, it appears that the psychedelic treats depression differently.

      Depression causes constrained and rigid patterns of brain activity; psilocybin helps the brain break this impasse in a way that conventional treatments cannot. The FDA might legalize the use of psychedelics in mental health conditions in nearly two years.
      1. https://www.wionews.com/science/magic-mushrooms-likely-to-be-worlds-most-effective-tool-against-depression-509145
      2. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/08/06/psilocybin-therapy-states-legalize-magic-mushrooms/10188105002/?gnt-cfr=1

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      dr.a.r.aswindr.a.r.aswin
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      Always Traditional and herbal therapies are gifted by God through nature as a natural way to heal our body mind and Soul…. Artificial or by chemical is always causes side effects and hazardous to life in many ways…. That’s why importance of Traditional systems like Ayush is getting more priority in this understanding world…
      People are getting aware and coming back to nature and it’s sources

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      dr.a.r.aswindr.a.r.aswin
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      Always Traditional and herbal therapies are gifted by God through nature as a natural way to heal our body mind and Soul…. Artificial or by chemical is always causes side effects and hazardous to life in many ways…. That’s why importance of Traditional systems like Ayush is getting more priority in this understanding world…
      People are getting aware and coming back to nature and it’s sources

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      Arshad AliArshad Ali
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      Yes

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      Dr Hakim DassDr Hakim Dass
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      Good

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      win.irenewin.irene
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      Thanks for your sharing.I have no experience still learning from all of you because this field is new for me.

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      Daniel ZieglerDaniel Ziegler
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      We have always depended on adrenergic stimulation to combat depression. With the SRI’s there is less reward center reinforcement than with purely norepinephrine and dopamine agonists, but the result is still an ambivalent affect. Where before a patient obsessed over doing a good job and was stressed because there were not enough hours in the day, On traditional anti-depressants, they can go to work and do their job well but then clock out on time with no worries. They always say the same thing: “I just don’t care anymore.” Eventually, most start to miss feeling things and stop the drug.

      With psychedelics, there is an awareness of the complexity of natural things and a sense of wonder that is anything but ambivalent. The universe that is opened is remembered when the drug is gone. There is no such thing as a psychedelic addict. These drugs are naturally self-limiting. By disinhibiting the Rafe nucleus, sensory input is unfiltered hence “seeing sounds and hearing sights.” Everything is scrambled, but then a remarkable thing happens, the patient gets to watch their universe reassemble itself, and they begin to see everything as if it was their first time. They won’t forget the experience and, over time, don’t need the scramble to continue looking at things with that sense of seeing things anew and they stop taking the drug.

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      Adam TimmueAdam Timmue
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      Yeah

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      Qasim Alialiq3834
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      Yes

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      Qasim Alialiq3834
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      Yes

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      Dr.Ko Ko Oo Ph.DDr.Ko Ko Oo Ph.D
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      Yes

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      sumeetfatimasumeetfatima
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      Maybe, it depends on the condition of patient and if benefits outweighs the risk.

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