Microdosing LSD might not be all that great after all, says first controlled study

Some people swear by microdosing but the most reliable study so far suggests it does little to improve mood and productivity.

LSD may cause mind-blowing trips by messing with the brain’s sensory filter

LSD = sensory overload.

First-ever LSD microdosing trial set to begin

This will be the first microdosing trial in history.

Tripping your troubles away

Psychedelics could be our secret weapon against addiction and depression, among many others.

LSD blurs the line between our own sense of self and others

This knowledge could be used to improve social interactions in patients with mental disorders.

LSD changes the way the brain reacts to music, study finds

Just imagine a music therapy session spiced up with some psychedelics.

For the first time, researchers have shown that drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms produce ‘higher’ level of consciousness

However, it’s not exactly better, and it’s probably not the kind of expanded consciousness you’d want.

LSD gets stuck in your brain — literally. This could help us develop better (health) drugs

A new study sheds some light on what drug-takers have known or years: acid trips last a long time.

Book review: ‘Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America’

Altered States is a great scholarly work that attempts to dissect American Buddhism and psychedelics.

Can science help LSD make a comeback?

Few drugs have had a more undeserving bad rep as LSD, but acid is finally making a comeback, it seems.

The paradox of LSD: makes you psychotic in short-term, happier and more creative long term

British researchers investigated the long term effects of LSD. It’s well documented that LSD may induce a psychosis, and participants involved with the study did indeed score higher on a test meant to gauge the disorder. Weeks after the first hit, however, the participants exhibited increased optimism and trait openness worked mid to long term.

Music sounds better on LSD, study finds

The right music can evoke powerful emotions seemingly out of the blue, but under the influence of LSD the musical experience is enhanced even further. This according to the Beckley/Imperial Psychedelic Research Programme which tested this long held assumption under a modern placebo-controlled study for the very first time.

Psychedelics aren’t linked to mental health problems – on the contrary

Two new studies, independently published in the same journal, found that consciousness expanding substances like LSD or psilocybin (the psychoactive substance found in ‘magic mushrooms’) couldn’t be linked with mental health problems in the general population. Moreover, according to data fed from a nationwide survey, psychedelics make people less prone to suicide and suicidal thinking than the general population. Previously, studies showed that psychedelics have significant results in treating addiction and post traumatic stress, under guidance and supervision. The researchers stress, however, that some individuals may experience adverse psychological effects.

First LSD study in 40 years shows medical promise

After four decades without any published scientific information on LSD, a new study has reopened the door for the psychedelic drug. Psychiatrists in Santa Cruz, California published results from the first controlled medical trial of LSD in over 40 years, highlighting potential medical benefits.

Swiss study on LSD atests it as valuable in assisted psychotherapy

A new Swiss study implying LSD assisted treatment has recently been conducted. Its very positive results seem to second the findings that were once commonly accepted (especially during the 1960’s). LSD (i.e. lysergic acid diethylamide) is a compound whose properties are psychoactive and were first discovered by dr. Albert Hofmann in 1943. The doctor was the first to conduct series

LSD and other psychedelics not linked with mental illnesses

Researchers  at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU) Department of Neuroscience analyzed a massive survey of 130,000 randomly chosen people from the US to see whether there is any association  between psychedelic drug use and mental health problems – a claim that has had large circulation and is often cited, despite little research in this respect. Their findings suggest