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Psychedelic assisted therapy

In recent years, there has been growing interest in the potential therapeutic uses of psychedelic substances. Some of the psychedelics that are currently being studied for their potential therapeutic uses include classic psychedelics such as LSD, psilocybin,DMT and Mescaline. Other psychoactive substances that are being studied include MDMA (commonly known as "ecstasy" or "molly"), ketamine, and ibogaine. These substances are also being investigated for their potential to treat mental health conditions, as well as addiction and other disorders. It is important to note that while research into the therapeutic uses of psychedelics is ongoing, these substances are currently illegal in many countries and should not be used without the guidance of a healthcare professional.

These substances have been shown to have a range of psychological and emotional effects, and research has suggested that they may have potential benefits for treating a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, addictions and PTSD.

One of the key mechanisms by which psychedelics are thought to have therapeutic effects is by temporarily disrupting the normal functioning of the brain's default mode network (DMN), which is associated with our sense of self and our mental chatter. This disruption is thought to allow for a temporary "reset" of the brain, which can lead to a temporary dissolution of ego and a break from the patterns of thought and behavior that are associated with mental health conditions.

There is also evidence to suggest that psychedelics can help to facilitate a state of openness and introspection that allows individuals to gain new perspectives on their experiences and problems, leading to personal growth and psychological healing.

Although more research is needed to fully understand the therapeutic potential of psychedelics, early studies have shown promising results, and many researchers and clinicians are optimistic about the future of psychedelic-assisted therapy.

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