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posted by mrpg on Wednesday July 04 2018, @06:19AM   Printer-friendly
from the smoking-is-bad dept.

Submitted via IRC for AndyTheAbsurd

"Leon" is a young Brazilian man who has long struggled with depression. He keeps an anonymous blog, in Portuguese, where he describes the challenge of living with a mental illness that affects some 300 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

Leon is among the roughly 30 percent of those patients with treatment-resistant depression. Available antidepressant drugs like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors do not alleviate his depressed mood, fatigue, anxiety, low self-esteem and suicidal thoughts.

A new study may offer hope for Leon and others like him.

Our team of Brazilian scientists has conducted the first randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of ayahuasca – a psychedelic drink made of Amazonian plants. The results, recently published in the journal Psychological Medicine, suggest that ayahuasca can work for hard-to-treat depression.

Source: Amazonian psychedelic may ease severe depression, new study shows

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by bitstream on Wednesday July 04 2018, @08:51AM (1 child)

    by bitstream (6144) on Wednesday July 04 2018, @08:51AM (#702455) Journal

    I think DSM-5 (the manual or shrinks) pretty much diagnose any human condition as sickness. And sickness needs Pharma.. Pr0fit!

    Got their core story right there. Besides, most psychmeds is more or less like squirting sausage on a motor and hope it works.. eventually. Hopefully without wrecking it in the process..

    Some meds are useful. But they are usually phases out because.. no patents, no profit etc. Also don't miss to see the pattern on who owns Pharma.

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  • (Score: 2) by bitstream on Thursday July 05 2018, @10:56AM

    by bitstream (6144) on Thursday July 05 2018, @10:56AM (#702916) Journal

    Another point. Drugged population = controlled population.

    Happy regardless of slavery setup..