Might a safer version of a psychedelic help treat depression?
Research in animals suggests that the new compound is neither toxic nor hallucinogenic and that it may help treat a range of psychiatric disorders, including depression and addiction, and possibly anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Ibogaine is a psychedelic drug extracted from the roots of iboga, a shrub native to the rainforests of West Africa.
While there have been no placebo-controlled clinical trials of ibogaine, anecdotal reports and small open-label studies suggest that it can reduce drug cravings and prevent relapse.
Published at Mon, 04 Jan 2021 22:09:16 +0000