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Psychedelics are substances that can change the way people see and experience life. They are known to create vivid sights and sounds, influence moods and promote a sense of connection with nature and the world. Psychedelics have been used for thousands of years by diverse cultures across the globe for religious and spiritual purposes.

Recent research on their potential to treat mental and physical health issues has sparked interest in psychedelic-based therapy. Ongoing research suggests that psychedelics may be useful in treating conditions such as depression, anxiety and PTSD. However, more studies are needed to fully understand how best to use them as well as their long-term effects.

In many cases, the advertising of what psychedelics can do doesn’t always match up with the scientific evidence. In other words, some companies or individuals may exaggerate the benefits of psychedelics without the data to back it up. This gap may lead some people interested in psychedelic-based therapy to overlook the risks and complexities involved.

Getting guidance from qualified healthcare providers is the best course of action for people interested in trying psychedelics. Approaching the evolving world of psychedelics by carefully recognizing both the possible benefits and risks is the best way to make informed decisions.

Legalized psychedelics for mental health use

These are legal in certain states for mental health treatment.

Psychedelics under evaluation for potential benefits

These are not legal, but are currently being tested for their potential to teat mental health disorders.

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Psychedelics with no apparent medical use

These have not demonstrated any benefits.

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