Video: Could LSD Treat Anxiety?
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 Disease, suggest 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.
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