Psychedelics and the essential importance of context

  title={Psychedelics and the essential importance of context},
  author={R. Carhart-Harris and L. Roseman and E. Haijen and D. Erritzoe and R. Watts and I. Branchi and M. Kaelen},
  journal={Journal of Psychopharmacology},
  pages={725 - 731}
  • R. Carhart-Harris, L. Roseman, +4 authors M. Kaelen
  • Published 2018
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Psychopharmacology
  • 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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