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How to Change Your Mind: What the science says about psychedelics

September 22, 2022 By Consensus
Graphic showing a Consensus search for mental health benefits of psychedelics

What does the research say about….

The idea for Consensus came from wanting instant answers to the question: “what does the science actually say about XYZ?”

Now that the product is alive, we will be sharing interesting things we learned using Consensus.

This week we are asking, what does the research say about….the mental health benefits of psychedelics?

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How to Change Your Mind

You would be hard-pressed to find a subject that has gone from operating in the shadows to scientific notoriety faster than the usage of psychedelic drugs in the treatment of mental health disorders.

Starting with the famous Johns Hopkins studies in the early 2000’s and recently culminating with Michael Pollen’s fantastic Netflix docuseries “How to Change Your Mind” – psychedelics began the millennium as a counter-culture recreational drug and currently exist as a seemingly reputable intervention for some of today’s most prevalent mental health conditions.

It is important to note that these studies do not serve as any sort of recommendation and any usage should be done in consultation with a medical professional. Despite their observed benefits in a clinical setting, psychedelics are extremely powerful drugs that should be taken seriously and are not meant to be used by everyone.

Let’s dive into some studies: