Norwegian Scientists Say Psychedelic Drugs Linked To Mental Health Benefits

psychedelic drugsHave you had your dose for maintenance today? Via Healthline:

Debunking decades of myths, new research says psychedelics are not linked to mental illness and may in fact have positive residual effects on users.

According to a new study published PLOS One, there is no link between the use of LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, and peyote and a range of mental health problems. In fact, psychedelic use is associated with a lower risk of mental health problems like psychosis, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and general psychological distress.

Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Department of Neuroscience examined data on more than 130,000 Americans in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

They found that people who used psilocybin or mescaline throughout their lives, as well as people who used LSD in the past year, had lower rates of serious psychological distress, outpatient mental health treatment, and prescriptions for psychiatric medications.

4 Comments on "Norwegian Scientists Say Psychedelic Drugs Linked To Mental Health Benefits"

  1. Will Georgakis | Aug 27, 2013 at 8:28 am |

    Good Stuff! NIce to see the men in lab coats confirm what many of us have known for years.

  2. emperorreagan | Aug 27, 2013 at 8:32 am |

    Next you’ll tell me that the cycle of consuming stimulants to make it through an 8-10 hour work day then consuming a depressant at night to deal with the stress of the meaningless job and strained workplace social interactions leads to mental illness.

  3. Well, yeah.

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