Psychedelic Drugs Not Harmful, May Cure Heart Conditions
Researchers associated with the Norweigan University of Science and Technology in Trondheim have come out with a startling finding claiming that no connection can be found between mental health and the use of psychedelic drugs. On the other hand the study found that the psychedelic drugs actually fight the menace of mental health issues.
According to researchers Psychedelic drugs are associated with a class of medicines known as hallucinogens. Scientists claim that these groups of drugs actually come with the power to cause mind-blowing hallucinations.
While talking about the findings of the report lead author and clinical psychologist PÃ¥l-Ã˜rjan Johansen says, â€œOver 30 million U.S. adults have tried psychedelics and there just is not much evidence of health problemsâ€¦This study assures us that there were not widespread ‘acid casualties’ in the 1960sâ€¦This study assures us that there were not widespread ‘acid casualties’ in the 1960s,â€ Charles Grob, a pediatric psychiatrist at UCLA, told Natureâ€, he made the comment while talking to the Nature journal.
Right now there is a groundswell of interest in psychedelic drugs. The population study, which was published in the Journal of Pharmacology, actually analyzed data of as many as 135,095 people which include 19,299 users of psychedelic drugs such as LSDs and psilocybin mushrooms. Researchers claim that they actually found no existing evidence to connect the use of psychedelic drugs and mental conditions such as depression, psychological distress, and suicide intentions.
On the contrary researchers find that there may be some association between the use of psychedelic drugs and a decreased chance of developing mental health ailments. More than 30 million people have used psychedelic drugs but there is no basis to believe that it causes mental health problems.