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Dope Science
MDMA for PTSD Just Crushed Its Phase 3 Trial
MDMA for PTSD
Dope Science
MDMA for PTSD Just Crushed Its Phase 3 Trial
Results from the first phase 3 trial of using MDMA for PTSD along with talk therapy found the drug to be effective.
May 15, 2021

Results from the first phase 3 trial of using MDMA for PTSD along with talk therapy found the drug to be effective.

Dope Science
Phase 2 Trial Finds Psychedelic Works as Well as Common Drug
psilocybin for depression
Dope Science
Phase 2 Trial Finds Psychedelic Works as Well as Common Drug
A small study has provided evidence of psilocybin for depression working as well as a popular SSRI.
May 2, 2021

A small study has provided evidence of psilocybin for depression working as well as a popular SSRI.

Dope Science
NYU is Launching a Center for Psychedelic Medicine
psychedelic medicine
Dope Science
NYU is Launching a Center for Psychedelic Medicine
NYU’s Center for Psychedelic Medicine will serve as the nexus for the school’s psychedelic research, as well as provide training to budding researchers.
March 6, 2021

NYU’s Center for Psychedelic Medicine will serve as the nexus for the school’s psychedelic research, as well as provide training to budding researchers.

Dope Science
Oral Ketamine Treatment Reduced Suicidal Thoughts: Pilot Study
oral ketamine treatment
Dope Science
Oral Ketamine Treatment Reduced Suicidal Thoughts: Pilot Study
A new, small study in Australia suggests that oral ketamine treatment may help treat suicidal thoughts.
February 13, 2021

A new, small study in Australia suggests that oral ketamine treatment may help treat suicidal thoughts.

Dope Science
Mount Sinai Is Opening a Psychedelic Research Center
psychedelic research center
Dope Science
Mount Sinai Is Opening a Psychedelic Research Center
A pacesetting institution, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is opening a psychedelic research center focusing on MDMA and trauma.
January 30, 2021

A pacesetting institution, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is opening a psychedelic research center focusing on MDMA and trauma.

Science
Want Better Science? Learn How to Lie (with Magic).
experiment design
Science
Want Better Science? Learn How to Lie (with Magic).
Some experiment designs need to deceive. These former magicians have some advice.
December 22, 2020

Some experiment designs need to deceive. These former magicians have some advice.

Mental Health
App Brings Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Into Your Home
Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy
Mental Health
App Brings Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Into Your Home
The Field Trip app aims to help people get some of the benefits of psychedelic-assisted therapy outside the confines of a clinic.
August 13, 2020

The Field Trip app aims to help people get some of the benefits of psychedelic-assisted therapy outside the confines of a clinic.

Mental Health
Remote Therapy Is As Effective As Face-to-Face, for Depression
remote therapy
Mental Health
Remote Therapy Is As Effective As Face-to-Face, for Depression
The pandemic has therapists' couches off limits. A new study finds that remote therapy may be as effective for depression as face-to-face, so I gave it a try.
July 20, 2020

The pandemic has therapists' couches off limits. A new study finds that remote therapy may be as effective for depression as face-to-face, so I gave it a try.

Mental Health
MDMA Has Long-Lasting Benefits as a PTSD Treatment
PTSD Treatment
Mental Health
MDMA Has Long-Lasting Benefits as a PTSD Treatment
The benefits of MDMA therapy as a PTSD treatment appear to last for at least a year, according to a newly published paper.
June 13, 2020

The benefits of MDMA therapy as a PTSD treatment appear to last for at least a year, according to a newly published paper.

Dope Science
Psilocybin May Impact Your Ego Center
psilocybin
Dope Science
Psilocybin May Impact Your Ego Center
You’ve heard about “ego death” on magic mushrooms. New research suggests psilocybin curbs part of the brain that may tie in to ego.
June 11, 2020

You’ve heard about “ego death” on magic mushrooms. New research suggests psilocybin curbs part of the brain that may tie in to ego.

Medical Breakthroughs
New Evidence of Memory Consolidation While We Sleep
Memory Consolidation
Medical Breakthroughs
New Evidence of Memory Consolidation While We Sleep
Thanks to brain implants, scientists have the first direct evidence of “offline replay” in humans, a process thought to be key to memory consolidation.
May 9, 2020

Thanks to brain implants, scientists have the first direct evidence of “offline replay” in humans, a process thought to be key to memory consolidation.

Future of Medicine
Reading Your Digital Signature to Detect Depression, Parkinson’s
Digital phenotyping mental health disorders
Future of Medicine
Reading Your Digital Signature to Detect Depression, Parkinson’s
Digital phenotyping uses our smartphones to detect anything from Parkinson's disease to mental health disorders.
May 1, 2020

Digital phenotyping uses our smartphones to detect anything from Parkinson's disease to mental health disorders.