Psychedelics could soon revolutionize mental health.
After all, “Traditional medicines that are treating things like depression, addiction, and anxiety really are seeking to numb and mask the issues that surround these illnesses. So, things like Xanax, while they might make you feel better, they can also be highly addictive and are not dealing with the underlying problem,” MindMed’s co-founder and co-CEO JR Rahn told Yahoo Finance. In addition, clinical studies by New York University and Johns Hopkins are pointing to positive mental health results.
While psychedelics, like psilocybin have been in the headlines recently, another psychedelic showing progress is MDMA, the active ingredient in Ecstasy. In fact, according to research by the Multi-Disciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies, MDMA-assisted therapy sessions help to eliminate signs of PTSD in 68% of military veteran, as reported by Radio.com. It also helped significantly reduce PTSD in 32% of the veterans.