Ayahuasca-induced increases in brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BNDF) associated with reduced depression


Pascal Immanuel Michael summarises a recent RCT, which looks at how a single dose of the psychedelic Ayahuasca may help people with severe depression who have not benefited from more traditional treatment.

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Review suggests evidence on effectiveness of massage therapy to reduce challenging behaviours is limited


Challenging behaviour in people with learning disabilities can be highly disruptive for the person and those who provide them with support. This review set out to evaluate the evidence base for massage therapy, used with people with challenging behaviours to induce relaxation. The review aimed to identify whether massage therapy was effective in reducing the [read the full story…]