[Resource] Top class research/podcasts: LSD - research into efficacy in chronic and treatment-resistant mental illness (also MDMA and ptsd)

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LittleJem

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Tom Shroder - very experienced journalist - his website is here: https://tomshroder.com/bio/. This is the video where he details the history of LSD - it's eye-opening and a study in compassion - e.g. the use of psychedelics to help survivors of abuse and assault and also army veterans. The quote below is re the astounding success rate for treatment-resistant chronic mental illness.
..deep psychological issues began to emerge...' `In the 50s and early 60s people were using this for all sorts of neurosis, depression, addiction, emotional trauma and even autism. There were scores of trials involving 100s of subjects. In 1954 psychiatrists at an English hospital set aside an entire ward for conducting LSD therapy, with patients who had severe chronic treatment-resistant mental illness. They concluded that 61 out of 94 patients recovered or improved after six months. This is what they said: 'LSD appeared to be of utmost value in psychotherapy.' And then in 1958 there was an analysis of all these scores and scores of studies with LSD and they concluded that LSD25 lessons defensiveness, there's a heightened capacity to relive early experiences with an accompanying release of feelings, therapist/patient relationships are enhanced and there is an increased appearance of unconscious material.
There is also a documentary about Cary Grant and his use of LSD - which I haven't watched it yet). But here is the news article.https://www.theguardian.com/film/20...in-tinseltown-changed-my-life-lsd-documentary

This podcast is a particularly good one regarding psychedelics and depression: https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/tripping-for-depression/10223006

Also Amanda Fielding of The Beckley Foundation is also achieving promising results for mental health treatment. Don't miss the images of the brain on LSD, compared to the brain not on LSD (below). She has various interesting podcasts online also.https://beckleyfoundation.org/the-b...st-scans-show-how-the-drug-affects-the-brain/ (see image below also for a preview).
 
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LittleJem

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Hi, I'd like to share more about this. I have a work project (I am back at work after a year of being bedridden with depression - and it is thanks to LSD). Also, MDMA, so promising. In the meantime, look on YouTube and Google, there is a lot out there.

MDMA is at stage 2 of approval for PTSD. It will be legal, I really hope soon, for the treatment of PTSD. It is better to get proper treatment with it, as it is administered with two trained therapists, who are there with you as they take you back to the source of the trauma, and the MDMA helps you be there. But to do that alone, I don't know if that would be as helpful.

Let me win my work battle, and I will write more about this and share it with you. I hope to have this done by next week.