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LSD Reduces Anxiety In Terminally Ill Patients

by | 8th, March 2014

A volunteer undergoing LSD research project at an honor camp in Viejas, California, Sept. 6, 1966.

 

THE Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease  presents Peter Gasser’s work with LSD. The paper, called <” href=”http://journals.lww.com/jonmd/Documents/90000000.0-00001.pdf”>Safety and Efficacy of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide-Assisted Psychotherapy for Anxiety Associated With Life-threatening Diseases, and researchers concluded that when terminally ill patient were tested with the drugs their anxiety”went down and stayed down”.

Would you take LSD, or approve its use on a loved one? David Nutt, the former UK government drugs expert, said in  Nature Reviews Neuroscience  Effects of Schedule I drug laws on neuroscience research and treatment innovation ” was evidence of the worst case of scientific censorship since the Catholic Church banned the works of Copernicus and Galileo” .

He says drugs, including what tabloids call mind-bending substances, could be beneficial to mankind.

Small clinical studies of MDMA, which was originally used in the USA in the 1970s to improve communication in psychotherapy sessions, suggested that it could play a highly beneficial role in the treatment of PTSD patients. The paper’s authors said the drug could also help with “end of life anxiety” and couples therapy”…

LSD, meanwhile, was widely researched in the 1950s and 1960s, with more than 1,000 papers investigating outcomes for more than 40,000 patients, with evidence suggesting that the drug might be an effective treatment for alcoholism, before bans on the drug around the world ended further research.

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