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Old May 16th, 2015, 11:20 AM   #1
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How Psychedelics You've Never Heard of Could Help Treat Mental Illness

How Psychedelics You've Never Heard of Could Help Treat Mental Illness | Alternet

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Ibogaine isn't the only strange psychedelic drug with healing powers coming out of West Africa these days. Scientists at Northwestern University looking into treatments used by traditional healers in Nigeria have synthesized four new chemical compounds that could eventually lead to better treatments for people suffering psychiatric disorders.

The compounds are indole alkaloids found in various plants used by Nigerian healers to treat people suffering from conditions such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Indole alkaloids, of which more than 4,000 have been identified, include tryptamine and serotonin, as well as ibogaine, psilocybin and psilocin (magic mushrooms) and the fast-acting psychedelic DMT.


The Northwestern researchers have completely synthesized two of the ones used by Nigerian healers—alstonine and serpentine—and found that they indeed have antipsychotic properties that could potentially improve the treatment of such disorders.

While current drugs used to treat schizophrenia work well at tamping down delusions and hallucinations, they don't work as well in reducing cognitive impairment. But the scientists said research on these new compounds using animal models suggests they could improve cognitive impairment.
This is great news until the pharmaceutical companies screw it up for profit.
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I've definitely heard some convincing arguments that MDMA can be used to cure, or at least treat, PTSD in veterans and post-traumatic stress sufferers in general. LSD, I believe, can also help fixing addictions. There's medical applications for everything and people with an agenda are quick to dismiss them.
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