George Best, PhD

What Are Psychedelics?

Rick Strassman, an American clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, had this to say when asked ‘what are psychedelics:’ “Psychedelics show you what’s in and on your mind, those subconscious thoughts and feelings that are hidden, covered up, forgotten, out of sight, maybe even completely unexpected, but …

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Emerging Research: How Psychedelics May Help People With Bipolar Disorder

Mystical visions and hallucinogenic experiences might be what comes to mind when you hear about popular psychedelics such as magic mushrooms containing psilocybin, LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), and the spiritual medicine ayahuasca and its active ingredient, DMT (N,N-dimethyltryptamine). While these substances can all cause intense trips, or psychological experiences, there is also surging interest in …

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Support Groups

Bipolar Disorder and other serious brain diseases are an extreme challenge not only for the person afflicted, but for the entire family. It helps a great deal to be able to talk with other people who have, or are, going though the same things that you are – to share tips and local resources in …

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Coping

Step-by-Step Coping: Find a good doctor Become an expert Manage your illness mood charting – what it is and why it’s helpful managing medications a healthy lifestyle helps recovery Plan for a crisis Find a community United States Support Organizations Online Support Groups and Newsgroups International Support Organizations Practical matters – work, school, and federal …

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Bipolar Treatments

Important Warning: The following web page is provided for information purposes only. It covers possible complementary treatment approaches that can be used with bipolar disorder medications. The adoption of any of these complementary treatments should be done with a psychiatrist’s knowledge and approval as part of a person’s complete treatment plan. In fact since many …

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Bipolar Facts and Statistics

General bipolar disorder Information The Course of Bipolar Disorder After 10 Years, People Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder: Homelessness and Bipolar Disorder The Cost of Bipolar Disorder to Society: bipolar disorder, long considered the most chronic, debilitating and costly mental illness, now consumes a total of about $65 billion a year for direct treatment, societal and …

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