according to recently published research Psychotropic JournalPeople in Canada use psychedelics for treatment, but they don’t tell their doctors about it.
“Naturalistic psychedelic use is common among Canadians,” the researchers wrote in their abstract. “However, the interaction between patients and clinicians regarding psychedelic use in Canada remains unclear.”
Using responses obtained in an anonymous survey, the researchers “assessed the health impacts of Canadian adults who previously reported psychedelic use and the integration of psychedelic use with health care providers (HCPs)”. did”.
Of the more than 2,300 survey participants, the majority (81.2%) said they had never discussed psychedelic use with their family members. [health care providers]’ said the researchers.
“While 33.7% used psychedelics to self-medicate for health conditions, only 4.4% used psychedelics with a therapist and 3.6% in clinical settings. Overall, 44.8% of participants ( n = 806) were aware of substance testing services, but only 42.4% had used them. Gender perception was found to be significantly associated with greater likelihood of discussing psychedelics with their primary care physician. [health care provider]The researchers wrote, “More psychedelic use, younger age, non-femininity, higher education and therapeutic motivation were more likely to recognize substance testing. was significantly associated with,” he added.
The researchers “conclude that naturalistic psychedelic use in Canada often includes therapeutic purposes, but is less relevant to conventional medicine and substance testing is uncommon.” said.
“Related training and education” [health care providers] It is needed with more visible options for substance testing,” the researchers wrote.
As Psychedelic Spotlight pointed out, “The findings aren’t all that surprising.”
Because such drugs are legally prohibited, it has become a taboo topic for many, even if the doctor’s examination is kept secret.
“There has been a recent resurgence of interest and research in psychedelics as potential treatments for a variety of mental health conditions, and evidence of the efficacy of these substances in treating affective disorders such as depression, anxiety and PTSD. psychedelics such as psilocybin are still illegal in Canada Canadians fearing legal repercussions should disclose their psychedelic use to their health care providers, especially if they have employee insurance. I can understand why you wouldn’t want to.” Psychedelic Spotlight said.
“Despite the fact that the stigma surrounding psychedelic use is fading away, how often do health care providers read new research papers, especially when these substances have not yet been approved by Health Canada? Therefore, clinicians may not be familiar with the latest research in the mental health field, and ultimately clinicians may be unaware of the data showing the effectiveness of these substances. Uncertainty about health care provider attitudes and perceptions of such treatments among Canadians can have a significant impact on whether they disclose psychedelic use. Is it really that surprising that there is reluctance to disclose the use of to health professionals? Certainly not.”
Likewise, it should come as no surprise that many people who use psychedelics do so for therapeutic purposes. A growing body of research is revealing how drugs such as psilocybin and LSD can exert profound and beneficial psychological effects.
A recently published study found that psychedelics activate parts of the “default mode network,” an interconnected region of the brain that exhibits hyperactivity when a person is not paying attention to their surroundings. I have found that I am capable.
Studies show that the DMN is particularly active during reflective activities such as daydreaming, contemplating the past and future, and considering the perspectives of others. Free fantasy often leads to creativity. The default mode network is active even when the person is awake. However, in the resting state, the mind shifts to “default” when a person is not engaged in demanding outward mental work. ” Publication psychology today In an analysis of that study, he wrote:.