The first clinical study conducted on ayahuasca’s potential therapeutic benefits suggests that it could have a long-lasting and positive effect on depression. The researchers are now conducting larger studies that they hope will support these initial findings.
A recent study conducted by a team of Brazilian from the University of São Paulo showed ayahuasca to alleviate symptoms of depression after a single session, and that antidepressant effects lasted for weeks to follow.
A rigorous, government-funded study in the treatment of schizophrenia concludes that more emphasis on talk therapy and less on medication has a greater impact on patients than the standard high dosing of antipsychotic drugs.
The post-workout elation known as a “runner’s high” is attributed to endorphins, but a recent experiment with mice suggests that it has more to do with our body’s natural production of endocannabinoids.
The Beckley Foundation is conducting the world’s first study of the brain on LSD to investigate the LSD’s effects on creativity and problem solving. You can support and help them complete their research through their crowdfunding campaign.