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Video: Could LSD Treat Anxiety?

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Lysergic Acid Diethylamide has been known to increase anxiety in some users (especially if they bring a clock, or to go to the beach), but a new study suggests that the psychedelic drug could also have the opposite effect. For the first time in over 40 years (since a ban on LSD-studies was implemented in the ’60s), the US sanctioned a controlled experiment to test acid’s therapeutic potential.

The results, published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseasesuggest that LSD could effectively treat patients who have anxiety due to managing a life-threatening illness such as cancer. The study found that patients treated with small doses experienced a constant reduction in anxiety over an extended period of time.