The article New Study: Challenging Psychedelic Trips Lead to Positive Mental Health was originally published on Microdose.
A new study suggests that challenging and mystical psychedelic experiences may be connected to improved mental health outcomes.
The research was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders and reviewed survey data from almost 1,000 respondents regarding their personal experiences with psychedelics.
As reported in this article by the Ohio State News, the data suggested a connection between the intensity of mystical or insightful psychedelic experiences – and reported improvements in mental health like anxiety and depression symptoms.
The analysis also showed that challenging experiences during psychedelic trips can potentially lead to beneficial mental health results after the difficult period has passed. These patterns were observed across all psychedelic substances, including 5-MeO-DMT, Ayahuasca, LSD, mescaline, psilocybin, and peyote
See the study here.