I was just at a conference in the US and had a discussion that Psychedelics are now used to treat PTSD, there are programs being supported to offer this. I would like to find out more about it and to understand. I was told that LSD has been used to help with chronic illness like Chrons disease and Trauma.  

i met someone who used this to facilitate her own healing and symptoms of PTSD and living with chronic illness ( her symptons ) are gone.  

 

Please let me know what the community feels about this... 

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In a text titled: "L.S.D., Man, and Society:..." (Wesleyan University Press-early 1970's), I recall some mention of its use during "Identity Crisis" (late adolescence/early adulthood). ["PTSD' wasn't conceptualized until ?late 1970's]

After President Nixon appointed [psychologist] Helen Nowlis to the National Action Committee on Drug... she mentioned [during a presentation at the Univ. of Rochester], that she hadn't felt confident critiquing LSD without having first tried it herself--perhaps she published some findings.

It was reported that LSD causes the ends of the color cones on one's Retinas to dilate, and it's use in darkened environments may facilitate 'hallucination' more easily than well-lighted environments...

Sandoz Pharmaceuticals [of Switzerland] did make pharmaceutical LSD-25 in 80 microgram tablets, which were used here in the United States during the mid- to late-  1960's... (even the [U.S.] National Institutes of Health [NIMH] may have been involved in some research--as NIH had had a supply of Sandoz LSD)...

 

Check out www.MAPS.org  to learn about current research in this area.  Self administering is not recommended for treatement in most every piece of literature i have reviewed.   MAPS is doing fabulous research and definitely worth exploring in my opinion. 

Founded in 1986, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana

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