Psychedelics & Drugs
The potential new drug is in a class of its own, as it works differently than any other antidepressant on the market.
The cannabis plant produces both THC – the psychoactive component in marijuana – and the compound commonly known as CBD, which does not lead to a "high."
Many Americans aren't rejecting spirituality, just practicing it differently.
A long-maligned treatment outperforms the trendy one.
Some patients wait over 5 years for a liver transplant.
Psychedelic medicines are surging in popularity. Here’s how they work.
Antidepressants can help alleviate PTSD symptoms when paired with psychotherapy, but does our overenthusiasm for them blind us to more effective alternatives?
Which studies are actually worth the hype?
A key question is how to keep that relief going without relying solely on repeated ketamine infusions.
Fluphenazine, once used to treat schizophrenia, is capable of blocking a compound connected to chronic pain.
We also don't know how Tylenol works. But it does work.
Before anesthetics, some patients would die of the pain on the operating table.
Here's what it means for the field.
While one may be helpful, the other may be harmful.
"This fourth wave will be worse than it’s ever been before."
Myrkl (pronounced "miracle") is supposed to let you go wild without facing the consequences the next day. But does it actually work?
Noradrenaline-targeting drugs, including blood pressure, depression, and ADHD meds, improve Alzheimer's disease symptoms.
Long before tobacco arrived from the Americas, ancient civilizations in the Old World were getting high off hemp smoke and opium.
Deaths of despair are skyrocketing in the U.S., while at the same time, they are falling in other wealthy countries. What are we doing wrong?
The common drug is called gabapentin, which is currently used to control seizures and manage nerve pain.
There are almost no standards governing the cannabis industry. Your favorite weed strain may contain unpleasant surprises.
Drugs that stifle acute inflammation may prevent the body from healing properly.
Disulfiram is an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of chronic alcoholism. It might also serve as anti-anxiety medication.
A toxicological study shows that the victims of human sacrifice consumed coca leaves and ayahuasca before they were killed, but not for reasons we originally thought.
A small percentage of people who consume psychedelics experience strange lingering effects, sometimes years after they took the drug.
Building peace with psychedelics: Here’s what happened when Palestinians and Israelis took ayahuasca together
The results of a 2021 study suggest that the world's most powerful psychedelic may be an underutilized peace-building tool.
AI maps psychedelic “trip” experiences to regions of the brain – opening new route to psychiatric treatments
The study shows that it’s possible to map the wildly subjective psychedelic experiences to specific brain regions.
Anesthesia causes animals and humans to lose consciousness. A study found it has a similar effect on Venus flytraps.
Some scientists believe that DMT could revolutionize the treatment of depression.
Zuranolone might help people feel better sooner than if they were relying on standard treatment alone.