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Title    Amazonian Psychedelic May Ease Severe Depression, New Study Shows
Date    Wednesday July 04 2018, @06:19AM
Author    mrpg
Topic   
from the smoking-is-bad dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/07/04/0157223

MrPlow writes:

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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  1. "MrPlow" - https://soylentnews.org/~MrPlow/
  2. "Amazonian psychedelic may ease severe depression, new study shows" - https://theconversation.com/amazonian-psychedelic-may-ease-severe-depression-new-study-shows-98814
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