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Doctor insights on: What Are Psychological And Physical Dependency Of The Drug Psilocybin

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Can you tell me about alcohol promotes physical and psychological dependence?

Can you tell me about alcohol promotes physical and psychological dependence?

Alcohol is a: Physiologically addictive substance. How quickly some1 becomes dependent on it varies from person 2 person. The younger you are when you experiment with alcohol and the smaller you are physically, the easier it is to become addicted i.e., dependent on it. Some people are more likely 2 become addicted if alcoholism runs in their family. There are both physiological and psychological reasons 4 this. ...Read more

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Can the mental health effects of inhalants affect psychological dependence?

Can the mental health effects of inhalants affect psychological dependence?

What do you mean?: Can you rephrase the question? What mental health effects? What aspect of psychological dependency? Someone will be happy to help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which addiction is more difficult to deal with: mental or psychological dependence?

Which addiction is more difficult to deal with: mental or psychological dependence?

The same: Mental or psychological dependence are essentially the same. You might mean physiological rather than psychological. Physiological involves bodily functions to include heart rate, blood pressure, shakiness, and other changes. When people are physiologically dependent, they may feel those bodily changes without a clear psychological/mental need/addiction. Addiction relates to mental/psychological. ...Read more

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Could psilocybin raise or lower the level of serotonin?

Could psilocybin raise or lower the level of serotonin?

See below: Psilocin has a high affinity for the 5-HT2A serotonin receptor in the brain, where it mimics the effects of serotonin. ...Read more

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Is there a movement to make psilocybin mushrooms legal again?

Is there a movement to make psilocybin mushrooms legal again?

Yes, though small: "Movement" may be too strong a word but a growing number of researchers, practitioners & patients believe psylocybin, LSD, MDMA & other psychedelics should be legalized for prescription use given the large body of research on the powerful therapeutic benefits achievable by proper use of these medicines. One organization at the forefront of this movement is MAPS: http://www.maps.org/about/mission ...Read more

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Does psilocybin raise or lower the level of serotonin? Please, need some answers?

Does psilocybin raise or lower the level of serotonin? Please, need some answers?

Neither: Psilocybin is a naturally occurring serotonin agonist meaning it activates serotonin receptors. Unlike prescription SSRIs, which keep serotonin active once it's released, psilocybin directly activates receptors for 3-6 hours before being metabolized. It is not an antidepressant. Illicit use of psilocybin has significant risks including panic or psychotic episodes. It's also illegal. ...Read more

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Are there actually documented pages about people developing schizophrenia right after taking psilocybin mushrooms?

Yes, but rare: Psylocibin and lsd can trigger acute psychotic-like episodes but fortunately cases of ongoing schizophrenia afterwards are quite rare. Most authorities believe that those who have schizophrenia triggered by hallucinogens were predisposed to it and likely would have developed it anyway, but no one knows for sure.See http://www.Psychforums.Com/schizotypal-personality/topic26065.Html and my comment:. ...Read more

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Could you have an allergic reaction from psilocybin mushrooms if you are allergic to mold?

Could you have an allergic reaction from psilocybin mushrooms if you are allergic to mold?

Yes.: But not necessarily because you are allergic to mold. If you are an allergic individual, you can develope allergy to a new substance at any time. Since mushrooms are a fungus, being allergic to mild might be an added risk, but there is no scientific evidence. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What health risks can be attributed to unadulterated lsd (acid), psilocybin (mushrooms), or mdma (ecstasy)?

Death: These are very dangerous drugs and you can die from them or end up a vegetable. I have seen family members whose loved ones are institutionalized for life following a one time party drug experience. It is not worth risking your life or that of friends experimenting with them. ...Read more

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I'm prescribed Gabapentin for nerve pain. Would any of these be dangerous for me to also take? Psilocybin mushrooms MDMA (150 mg) Klonopin (.25mg)

I'm prescribed Gabapentin for nerve pain. Would any of these be dangerous for me to also take? 
Psilocybin mushrooms
MDMA (150 mg)
Klonopin (.25mg)

MDMA is never pure: & never safe for anybody. Hallucinogenic 'shrooms are good if you want to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital for a psychotic break, unless you kill yourself first by jumping off a roof because you think you can fly. Gabapentin increases the half-life, plasma concentration, sedative & CNS depressant effects of Clonazepam. Adding alcohol would be very dangerous see your psychiatrist ASAP. ...Read more