Previous research in both people with OCD and animal models of the disorder indicate that psilocybin and related compounds may rapidly reduce compulsive behavior. However, the mechanism of action underlying the anti-compulsive effects of psilocybin remains unknown.
As science unravels ketamine’s mechanisms of action to better understand its efficacy as an antidepressant, its antibacterial activity has been probed at the same time. Current research has found a naturally-occurring, fungal origin for the drug, exhibiting antiparasitic properties.
As ketamine’s demonstrable therapeutic applications have become ever more popular, earlier research lauding its potential as an antimicrobial and antiparasitic agent has quietly reemerged.
Relatively unknown to Western medicine, Kambô is a frog skin secretion with potent, and potentially dangerous physiological and psychological effects.
Understanding how psychedelics interact with sleep may be important for their use in clinical settings and can provide insight to their underlying mechanisms of action, including those of neuroplasticity.
The most important psychedelic research tool you’ve never heard of and why the DEA wants to schedule it.
Potential causes, risks, and ongoing research for Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD).
An overview of the symptoms of Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD), how it differs from flashbacks, and how common it might be.
Psychedelics may hold the key to a novel PTSD treatment.
More than half a century since its development, the head-twitch response assay still plays a prominent role in psychedelic research.