Psychedelic drugs might help treat mental health disorders


Cliffy
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LSD, magic mushrooms and ecstasy are well known street drugs not usually associated with medical treatment.
But that could be changing.
In a new article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers examine the therapeutic effects of these substances on people with mental disorders, ranging from addiction to depression, anxiety and PTSD.
The research suggests some illegal drugs may have beneficial medical effects.
MDMA- assisted psychotherapy has shown promising effects for treating PTSD in The U.S. and is currently being studied in Vancouver.

It was research that was pioneered in the 1950s and conducted through to the 70s, but eventually fizzled due to the condemnation of illegal substances and the subsequent war on drugs.
"As decades have worn on and we face continued challenges with mental health and limitations of the existing paradigm and existing treatments, it is reemerging as an area of clinical interest," Dr. Evan Wood told CBC On the Coast's Stephen Quinn.
Wood, a professor of medicine at UBC, is one of the study's authors.



Psychedelic drugs might help treat mental health disorders study says - British Columbia - CBC News
 
MHz
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Who better to administer said products than the Indians at their new smoke-houses on a Reservation conveniently near you. First customers, old ISIS members so they can stop letting other talk them into doing some crazy **** that could get somebody killed, like yourself.
Another round of peyote for the whole table bar-keep, I mean Doctor.
 
darkbeaver
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I are helped muchly wen I eatum.
 
petros
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Quote:

The research suggests some illegal drugs may have beneficial medical effects.
MDMA- assisted psychotherapy has shown promising effects for treating PTSD in The U.S. and is currently being studied in Vancouver

paxil and prozac....where are they now?
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Who better to administer said products than the Indians at their new smoke-houses on a Reservation conveniently near you. First customers, old ISIS members so they can stop letting other talk them into doing some crazy **** that could get somebody killed, like yourself.
Another round of peyote for the whole table bar-keep, I mean Doctor.

What kind of drugs are you on?
 
petros
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Anticonvulsants
 
Cliffy
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petros
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Twila
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I'd read that one of the biggest reasons that psychodelics were not checked out in depth was because of the hippy movement.

I'd also read that one of the biggest reasons that the seeking of alternative state of reality is frowned on was because it was believed that that level of awareness was only meant to come from seeking sprititual enlightenment through god.

Anti-depressants suppress the brain and slow it down while psychodelics offer the brain the opportunity to learn and to visit consciousness that is usually blocked by our ego's. Without the protection of the ego, the person is able to view past hurts, bad experiences and past humiliations without the ego stepping in to protect itself.

Fantastic news for those who are tired of being suppressed and feeling nothing. Unlike anti depressants that require a certain level of drugs in the system for prolonged period of time, these psychodelics positive effects on the brain last for upto 4 weeks after initial use.

You can get mushrooms from your local dispensary. Kind of cool really.
 
petros
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Are dispensary mushrooms to get high or are they low dosage to induce sleep?

You can do all the drugs you want but there is no enlightenment or God drug that gives you answers.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

What kind of drugs are you on?

O2, the same one you seem to be a little shy on.

Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

You can do all the drugs you want but there is no enlightenment or God drug that gives you answers.

Is this your confession? Perhaps dullards are meant to stay that way, never the sharpest knife in the fork drawer. BTW, it would probably give you extra questions, finding the answer would be what you do once you are back to normal. ( a wide variable as demonstrated on this very site)
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

O2, the same one you seem to be a little shy on.

That is because of heart disease due to sitting on his *** all day getting high. Harper and oil companies made him do it to himself. They chose his lifestyle for him as a slave. A slave that does nothing.




Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post



Is this your confession? Perhaps dullards are meant to stay that way, never the sharpest knife in the fork drawer. BTW, it would probably give you extra questions, finding the answer would be what you do once you are back to normal. ( a wide variable as demonstrated on this very site)

Confession that what you seek in your soul is already there and that you don't need drugs to let it free? Yeah. I'll admit to that and will go as far as promoting it.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twila View Post

I'd read that one of the biggest reasons that psychodelics were not checked out in depth was because of the hippy movement.

I'd also read that one of the biggest reasons that the seeking of alternative state of reality is frowned on was because it was believed that that level of awareness was only meant to come from seeking sprititual enlightenment through god.

Whip over to youtube and type in 'Firesign Theater' and watch about 7 hours of comedy from the 'hippy days'. They were on drugs in case you are wondering, did it make them better at comedy (including sarcasm) or worse at it? The big difference is the person knows they are taking something that will change things or it is slipped to them and they don't know what the hell is going on. One method induces 'enlightenment' and the other is more in line with 'insanity'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I2PjLna4C0

Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

That is because of . . . .

Got all the answers for every-bodies defects except your own. lol Did you here 'buzz' when the word was 'Bus'? (as in 'Don't miss the Bus)
 
petros
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Google the meaning of inhibitions. Absolutely nobody needs a drug to overcome what is holding them back. Drugs can't create what ready exists within you.

If you need drugs to overcome your inhibitions you are lazy and taking the easy route which is only temporary and comes at a price.
 
MHz
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Trying to kill booze? Another pot of coffee before your next failed line?
 
petros
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Who needs booze? If Oban 14 was alcohol free I'd still enjoy the flavours and essences.
 
MHz
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60 million people (or so)
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Google the meaning of inhibitions. Absolutely nobody needs a drug to overcome what is holding them back. Drugs can't create what ready exists within you.

If you need drugs to overcome your inhibitions you are lazy and taking the easy route which is only temporary and comes at a price.

so says you. Others feel differently. Since no 2 people respond to treatments, situations, or events the same way there is need for varying types of treatment.

You may feel there is no answer for you in mood elevating, conciousness expanding drugs and for you there likely isn't. But that is not the case for everybody else.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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I love it how people try to push their pleasure drugs as the drug that will cure everything. Just sit back and enjoy your drug of choice if you wish. But you don't need to push it as the best thing for everything to justify it.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twila View Post

so says you. Others feel differently. Since no 2 people respond to treatments, situations, or events the same way there is need for varying types of treatment.

You may feel there is no answer for you in mood elevating, conciousness expanding drugs and for you there likely isn't. But that is not the case for everybody else.

The lazy others who want an easy ride. If you need a drug to release what is already in you it would only take one trip. Why all the repetition? Laziness? Fear? Why the f-ck do you need to poison yourself to release something that you just tuck right back in when coming down?

Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

I love it how people try to push their pleasure drugs as the drug that will cure everything. Just sit back and enjoy your drug of choice if you wish. But you don't need to push it as the best thing for everything to justify it.

Look at me! I'm weak. You should be weak like me. I freed myself then tucked it all back in again for the next trip because I'm too weak to do it on my own.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

indubitebly
 
MHz
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If drugs are poison you would have had an easy time quitting smoking. Truth it it was a big struggle for you and you think that way for all your changes, or rather, the inability to change habits based on your will power and without the big struggle.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

If drugs are poison you would have had an easy time quitting smoking. Truth it it was a big struggle for you and you think that way for all your changes, or rather, the inability to change habits based on your will power and without the big struggle.

Nicotine is the only was to release dopamine? Can it be done without a drug?
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

The lazy others who want an easy ride. If you need a drug to release what is already in you it would only take one trip. Why all the repetition? Laziness? Fear? Why the f-ck do you need to poison yourself to release something that you just tuck right back in when coming down?



Look at me! I'm weak. You should be weak like me. I freed myself then tucked it all back in again for the next trip because I'm too weak to do it on my own.

Opinions are like azzholes. Everybodies got one. Thanks for sharing yours with us.

I'm pretty sure those war vets who've suffered seeing the worst that humans can hand out to each other just need to hear you tell them they're weak and should just get over it.
 
petros
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So you want to ride on the horrors of war as a means for you to get mushrooms from a dispensary so you can get high instead of a low dose to help you sleep through memories of horror?

Well that's not very selfish is it?
Last edited by petros; Sep 9th, 2015 at 11:26 AM..
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow View Post

indubitebly

bout how my left side rib feels. too old to be lifting big stuff anymore
 
petros
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You'll have to wait for mass produced THC-A or just take an advil anytime.
 
Ludlow
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only dopes, use dope~sargent stedenko. not only that, but the warden says you need to get yer mind right,,,and I mean Right. Strother Martin
 
petros
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If dispensaries offered a choice between THC-A an amazing antiinflammatory but won't get you high and THC which gets you blitzed but has minimal THC-A, which would sell better?

Dispensaries are a f-cking joke.
 
talloola
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hmmm, I wonder how many of the mentally ill people, who will be treated with psychedelic drugs, are ill
from taking psychedelic drugs.

I imagine there are some old hippies who never did actually come out of their stupor from years and years
ago, and still think they can fly. lol

well, good luck with that.
 

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