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Psychedelic therapy shows promise as a treatment for anxiety, including social anxiety and end-of-life anxiety


Research suggests that some psychedelic compounds may be useful in treating depression in conjunction with therapy


MDMA and other substances have shown efficacy in research and anecdotally in treating PTSD

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Studies suggest that psychedelic therapy could be an effective treatment for alcoholism and opioid dependency

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