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The forgotten story of women in the history of psychedelics

By Gabriel García on November 24, 2023

Women have played an important role in the history of psychedelics, whether as researchers, therapists, artists or activists. However, their contributions have often been ignored or downplayed by a patriarchal culture that has dominated the field of psychedelia. In this article, we will review some of the most relevant female figures who have explored the potential of these substances for mental health, self-knowledge and social transformation. One of the pioneers was Maria Sabina, a Mazatec healer living in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico.

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MDMA and its potential therapeutic effects.

By Gabriel García on November 17, 2023

MDMA, also known as ecstasy, is a psychoactive substance that has become popular as a recreational drug because of its stimulant and entactogenic effects. However, before MDMA was banned and stigmatized, some psychiatrists used it as a tool to facilitate psychotherapy, especially in cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. What is it about MDMA that makes it potentially therapeutic? According to studies conducted with healthy volunteers, MDMA produces a series of psychological effects that can favor the therapeutic process, such as:

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Michael Pollan: There's a dangerous message that psychedelics will solve all your mental health problems

By Gabriel García on November 10, 2023

Psychedelics are substances that alter the perception, mood and thinking of the people who consume them. Some of them, such as LSD, psilocybin or ayahuasca, have been used for centuries by various cultures for ritual, religious or therapeutic purposes. However, in recent decades, these compounds have aroused renewed scientific interest for their potential to treat various mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress or addictions. In a recent interview published in the newspaper El País, the American journalist and writer Michael Pollan, author of the book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Death, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence (Debate, 2018), talks about his personal experience and research into the world of psychedelics.

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Psychedelic drugs reopen 'critical periods' for social learning, study suggests

By Gabriel García on November 3, 2023

Psychedelics are substances that alter perception, mood and thought, and have been used by various cultures throughout history for ritual, religious and therapeutic purposes. However, their use has been stigmatized and banned in much of the world due to their potential for abuse and the risks associated with their consumption. In recent years, however, there has been a resurgence of scientific interest in psychedelics, driven by advances in neuroscience and psychopharmacology, as well as evidence of their therapeutic benefits in treating various psychiatric conditions, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions and existential disorders related to terminal illness.

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