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Recreational users have long recognized the positive effects of serotonergic hallucinogens, however, the history of academic research on the therapeutic potential of psychedelics has been turbulent, to say the least.
For more than a decade, we have been observing a Psychedelic Renaissance – a growing interest in exploring the potential of psychedelics in the treatment of mental health disorders. Substances such as psilocybin, LSD, and ayahuasca are being investigated the world over, from university research groups to forward-looking therapists’ offices—all with the hope of establishing effective methods for society at large to improve global mental health.
In this list, we will introduce the history and current state of the research on psychedelic-assisted therapy, as well as its challenges and future perspectives.