LSD: can psychedelics treat mental illness?


Anya Borissova summarises a recent systematic review which brings together all of the randomised controlled trials of LSD as a treatment for mental illnesses, including alcohol and heroin dependency, depression and anxiety.

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Case study identifies need for better evidence base for alternative strategies in treatment resistant psychosis


People with learning disabilities with schizophrenia and related psychoses have been found to be more likely to be treatment resistant than those without learning disabilities. This paper describes a case study which highlights many of the issues faced when carrying out assessments and developing management plans for such individuals. The authors point out that Clozapine, [read the full story…]