LSD therapy makes a comeback

Swiss psychiatrist using psychotropic drug to treat fear


There are no bad trips in Switzerland—or at least in psychiatrist Peter Gasser’s laboratory. Over the last year and a half, Gasser has been experimenting with the use of LSD in the treatment of fear in severely ill patients. The highly controversial study is part of a growing body of research into the efficacy of hallucinogens in psychotherapy. The study group is small (concern about the dangers of LSD means Gasser is only permitted to treat 12 patients) but the preliminary results show promise. “What we hope to demonstrate in the end is that no serious incidents occurred, and that the results suggest that this is an effective treatment method,” he says.

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LSD therapy makes a comeback

  1. Where do I sign up?

  2. One of the effects of LSD is a strong sense of awareness with the ability to put one's life into crystal-clear perspective, i.e. the "nutshell effect," enabling an overall sense of calm and security. Make all the jokes you want, but if this treatment could help people who are seriously ill, e.g. suicidal or in palliative care, we should take it seriously. Unfortunately, the Harper government does not believe in medical science and its War on Drugs mentality would never allow any vision into its social policy decisions.

  3. halucinogenic drugs like lsd especialy d.m.t cause you to have self actulization and you see yourself as others percive you this is so valuable in treatment of the ill why in gods name is this ilegal when so many can be help with the use of drugs of this sort most from the lsd tree