Historical and recent research suggests psychedelic drugs may be efficacious in alleviating anxiety-related symptoms among healthy and clinical populations. A recent study by our group investigated whether psilocybin-containing truffles, when taken in a supportive group setting, altered ratings of state and trait anxiety, and if these alterations were related to changes in neuroticism, mindfulness capacities,… Continue reading Decreases in State and Trait Anxiety Post-psilocybin: A Naturalistic, Observational Study Among Retreat Attendees
Addiction – The realm of myth
Peter van Ruitenbeek, assistant professor at our Department, gave a talk about what addiction actually entails beyond the conventional narrative focused on the acute increase in dopamine levels that substances of abuse cause. Here is a summary of his interesting presentation hosted by the 2022 edition of the Pleasure, Art and Science Festival 2022. In… Continue reading Addiction – The realm of myth
Ritualistic use of ayahuasca enhances a shared functional connectome identity with others.
Does context matter for brain fingerprints? Like the ridges and grooves of our fingerprints, brain functional connectivity architecture can help define us. Here we examined how might brain fingerprints alter as a result of the collective use of ayahuasca. Our results highlight the presence of a shared functional space under ritualistic ayahuasca use, similarly to… Continue reading Ritualistic use of ayahuasca enhances a shared functional connectome identity with others.
Save the date – What do we mean by Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy?
On September 28 uniMIND Central Session will host Mauro Cavarra for an open discussion on our recently published paper reviewing the different models of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy used in clinical trials. The session will start at 7pm (CEST) and anyone is welcome to join via the MIND Community Platform.
Analgesic potential of psychedelics in chronic pain sufferers: a population survey
Do psychedelics work for chronic pain? We asked the patients themselves! In our recent article we present the results of a survey study addressed to chronic pain sufferers who are using psychedelics (both in full doses and in microdoses) to seek relief. Our results support the hypothesis that both dosing regimens hold promise for chronic… Continue reading Analgesic potential of psychedelics in chronic pain sufferers: a population survey