Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy

Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy—A Systematic Review of Associated Psychological Interventions

What do we mean when we say Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy (PAP)? While some general guidelines to conduct PAP treatment programs are quite established and agreed upon, the degree of variability within the preparation - drug session - integration model is still very high. Our latest publication collects, compares and analyses the different therapeutic approaches that are… Continue reading Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy—A Systematic Review of Associated Psychological Interventions

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Does stress make us less able to forget?

If you ever blacked out during an exam or lost forgot your lines when speaking in front of an audience, the notion that stress makes us unable to forget appears counterintuitive. But what if we actually try to forget something through active suppression? In that case, it appears that stress is actually preventing us to… Continue reading Does stress make us less able to forget?

Event

Kim Kuypers at 1st Belgian Symposium on Psychedelic Science

On Saturday 25th of June, Kim Kuypers will be speaking at the 1st Belgian Symposium on Psychedelic Science hosted at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her talk will focus on the therapeutic future of the partydrug MDMA and discuss the current knowledge about the therapeutic potential of microdosing with psychedelics. More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/belgian-symposium-on-psychedelic-science-tickets-345674460617

Cannabis

Functional brain connectomes reflect acute and chronic cannabis use

We recently employed resting state fMRI to identify fingerprints of cannabis use history and #cannabis intoxication in the whole brain human connectome. Two distinct data-driven methodologies, i.e. network-based statistics (NBS) and connICA, were used to identify changes in functional brain connectomes collected during placebo and THC exposure in occasional and chronic cannabis users. Whole-brain network… Continue reading Functional brain connectomes reflect acute and chronic cannabis use

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Multifaceted Research with Psychedelics @ Maastricht University

We conduct a large variety of studies, all aimed at better understanding psychedelic mechanisms of action, and their clinical applications. To get a glimpse at some of the different aspects of our research, check out the video from our recent symposium, where our PhD candidates share some of the work going on at our department.… Continue reading Multifaceted Research with Psychedelics @ Maastricht University