We are now starting to see the science come out and it is clear that it helps. This report is a good look at all that. I have little doubt now that all out so called psychedelics will prove potentially beneficial to the restoration of brain function.
Misuse has deeply clouded the whole field and we have lost over two generations of science on this. We will recover that quickly.
What is blindingly clear is that these drugs are effective and must be used under strict protocols because they are effective. Now we are learning how they are effective. Resolving depression is apparent for several of these substances. Healing brain damage is also apparent as well and we are now learning how.
PTSD needs to be cured and it now appears possible.
Ayahuasca, the Psychedelic Antidepressant?
In fact, some patients reported the opposite, as the experience was accompanied by much psychological distress. Most patients reported nausea, and about 57% have vomited, although vomiting is traditionally not considered a side effect of ayahuasca, but rather part of a purging process.
Visions are common during the effects of ayahuasca, and are most frequent with the eyes closed… It has been suggested that visions may play an important role in the therapeutic effect of ayahuasca, as they may help bringing clarity to introspective events