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Tip: As you browse our blog articles, you may come across some terms and phrases that may be unfamiliar. Our glossary of terms can help to clarify such terms in the context of psychedelic assisted therapy

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What is Psychedelic Integration Therapy?

Psychedelic integration is the process of drawing insight from an often enigmatic experience. It’s a practice of working with a professional to inform personal growth. The process of integration can even help make a “difficult” experience, a really valuable one.

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Ketamine vs. SSRIs to Treat Depression

Depression can be treated in a number of ways. The traditional SSRI treatment is effective for some, but not for everyone. Studies on ketamine have shown that it is very helpful with depression, especially when other treatments have not been able to help as much.

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Comparing Psychedelic Drugs for Therapy: Legality, Efficacy & Safety

Psychedelic therapy for anxiety and depression is a hot topic these days. You may have heard about it on Michael Pollan's recent Netflix series, How to Change Your Mind. The series devotes each episode to a different psychedelic medicine including LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and mescaline. These four drugs all have their own benefits and drawbacks, similarly to ketamine. Let's take a look at each drug’s legal status, safety concerns and indicated uses.

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Is Ketamine a Psychedelic?

Ketamine can provide similar psychedelic effects to other drugs such as LSD, MDMA, psilocybin and mescaline and is used to treat some of the same mood disorders. This begs some questions though: What exactly is a psychedelic and is ketamine considered one?

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Neurotransmitters and Their Functions on the Brain

The brain relies on specialized chemicals called neurotransmitters to communicate with the nervous system and body. Different neurotransmitters are involved in a wide array of functions, depending on which neural circuits they act on.

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A Complete Guide to Psychedelic Therapy

What is psychedelic therapy? Here's a step by step guide on everything you need to know.

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How Does Ketamine Affect the Mind and Body?

Ketamine is a powerful drug capable of profoundly affecting your mind and body. It has different effects at different doses.

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S-Ketamine vs. R-Ketamine

In early 2019, an esketamine nasal spray was approved by the FDA for adults with treatment-resistant depression. Its FDA-approved uses were later expanded to include patients suffering from acute suicidal ideation. But what is esketamine, and how is it different from regular ketamine?