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The latest: BrainFutures evaluated more than 200 peer-reviewed papers on psychedelic medicine and consulted with dozens of experts in the field to understand how these perception-altering compounds could change the landscape of mental health and substance-abuse treatment.


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Psychedelics in Palliative Care: Revealing and healing end-of-life distress

For palliative care physician Lou Lukas, alleviating patients’ physical discomfort is the easy part. But when it comes to easing the existential fear, anxiety, and depression catalyzed by a terminal diagnosis, administering opioids and anti-depressants can dull—but not relieve—the root cause of the pain.

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Youth Executive Function and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Every child must acquire fundamental life skills to successfully manage their schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and relationships. As they age, these skills carry them throughout life as they pursue higher education, join the workforce, and manage their adult relationships and physical and mental health.

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Context Matters in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

In the context of psychedelic-assisted therapy, set and setting play a major role in the therapeutic effect of the treatment, as experts believe these two factors have the potential to make or break a psychedelic experience. While there is little research on exactly how set and setting impact patients’ experiences, new research is now attempting to measure with data what indigenous practitioners have understood for centuries.

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