LSD (better known as acid), psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms), and the âspirit moleculeâ DMT are all beingtested inclinical trials as fast-acting antidepressants.
And I mean fast: when carefully administered by a doctor, they can uplift mood in just one session, with the results lasting for months. Meanwhile, traditional antidepressants such as Prozac often take weeks to see any improvementâif they work at all.
But tripping all day is hardly a practical solution. Unlike Prozac, hallucinogens need to be carefully administered in a doctorâs office, under supervision, and in a comfortable setting for best therapeutic results. Itâs a tough sale for busy individuals.
Then thereâs the elephant in the room: psychedelics are still classified as Schedule I drugs at the federal level, meaning that similar to heroin, their possession and consumption is illegal.
What if we could strip the trip out of psychedelics, but leave their mood-boosting magic?
no money, no problem, free for those who can't afford it
In my 3rd day of the free trial.
Might be my favorite "meditation" app so far.
Does a great job walking you through and explaining the points for meditation/mindfullness, and also enjoy the side discussions on different topics.
You make think that a disease or illness are the reasons for your tired body or prolonged aches, but have you ever thought that thinking negatively could be the reason? Pessimism affects more than just your emotional health. In fact, doctors have found that people with high levels of negativity are more likely to suffer from degenerative brain diseases, cardiovascular problems, digestive issues, and recover from sickness much slower than those with a positive mindset.
What Causes Negativity?
Negativity is often a product of depression or insecurity. It can stem from illness, life events, personality problems, and substance abuse. Like many things in life, negativity too, can become a habit. Frequent criticism, cynical thoughts, and denial can create neural pathways in the brain that encourage sadness. These negative tendencies can cause our brain to distort the truth and make it even more difficult to break the negative cycle. Luckily, most habits can be broken. Experts say that it takes 21 days to break a habit.
What are the Types of Negativity?
Negativity can manifest itself in numerous ways:
1) Cynicism: A general distrust of people and their motives.
2) Hostility: Unfriendliness towards others; unwilling to develop relationships.
3) Filtering: Only noticing the bad in what should be a happy experience or memory.
4) Polarized Thinking: The belief that if something or someone is not perfect, then they must be horrible.
5) Jumping to Conclusions: Assuming something bad will happen because of circumstances in the present.
6) Catastrophizing: The belief that disaster is inevitable.
7) Blaming: Blaming others for personal maladies, and feeling that you are a victim to lifeâs uncontrollable events.
8) Emotional Reasoning: Using your emotions to define what is real and what is not.
9) Fallacy of Change: The thinking that if people or circumstances change, you can then be happy.
10) Heavenâs Reward Fallacy: Type of negativity that assumes there will always be a reward for hard work and sacrifice. When the reward does not come, you become bitter and depressed.
How Does Negativity Affect the Body?
Negative thoughts and emotions are a natural response to disaster and heartache. But extended bouts of negativity can result in serious health problems. Negativity sends our body into stress, or âfight-or-flightâ mode. Our bodies are designed to deal with stressful situations by releasing cortisol into the bloodstream, making you more alert and focused. Though some stress is good for us, too much can be detrimental to your health. Extended periods of negativity slows digestion, and decreases the immune systemâs ability to fight inflammation. This is also why negative people are more likely to get more sick than optimists.
Some of the common effects of negativity include:
Drastic changes in metabolism (i.e. overeating or under-eating)
Prolonged negativity also hurts mental health, making individuals more likely to turn to smoking or substance abuse as a way of coping.
Love for the mentally ill is hard to pull off for many.
Not sure what it will take ..... more education? Canada's largest telecom service provider — BCE — has lead a campaign over the past few years entitled: "Let's Talk". I have no idea how effective it is.
I would make a comment about how insane the American insurance situation is but we have our own weirdness with health care that I have never been able to figure out.
Yes we have Medicare for all provided by the government. Then they encourage you to get supplemental private health care by giving a tax break if you do. But doctors are allowed to charge more than the government rate if they want and you have to pay the difference, unless there is some hardship or something. But your private insurance doesn't cover that gap in payment, which is what I would think it should be for. The private insurance seems to be mostly to cover procedures in private hospitals and maybe payment for meds that aren't on the government approved list, depending on your plan. Or something, like I said, I can't figure it out.
So yeah, I finally got a health care provider after waiting forever for an appointment have just stuck with him. Every six months I talk with him on the phone so he can renew my prescriptions, since he won't see patients in person due to covid (that was the rule for a while but now he could see patients in person if he wanted). I was happy enough with the arrangement as long as he kept pushing the drugs. But then I started having a really weird reaction to the time release speed (sorry ritalin) that took me a long time to figure out. I had to come up with my own idea to change the treatment plan and get him to agree. I would possibly see someone else but I don't want to risk having them fuck up things that more or less work.
Sorry to make this about me, but if you have a good working relationship with your doc it sucks to have to change it.
I hear you. The reason we have this mess is greed. Insurance companies make billions and they're - and their shareholders - are not about to give that up. For-profit "health care" is a contradiction in terms.
How timely. I've been going to the same provider for years and now they are suddenly "out of network" I plan on calling my carrier tomorrow to inquire about this nonsense.
Iâm pretty blessed after reading some posts. Since covid I get a call once a month from my therapist. We chat for about 45 minutes and get my scripts for my meds to be called in. Iâll keep some of you in my good thoughts for you to get the help you need.