Psychedelics and the essential importance of context.

@article{CarhartHarris2018PsychedelicsAT,
  title={Psychedelics and the essential importance of context.},
  author={Robin L Carhart-Harris and Leor Roseman and Eline Haijen and David Erritzoe and Rosalind Watts and Igor Branchi and Mendel Kaelen},
  journal={Journal of psychopharmacology},
  year={2018},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={
          725-731
        }
}
Psychedelic drugs are making waves as modern trials support their therapeutic potential and various media continue to pique public interest. In this opinion piece, we draw attention to a long-recognised component of the psychedelic treatment model, namely ‘set’ and ‘setting’ – subsumed here under the umbrella term ‘context’. We highlight: (a) the pharmacological mechanisms of classic psychedelics (5-HT2A receptor agonism and associated plasticity) that we believe render their effects… CONTINUE READING

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