Synyster Gates Reveals How Psychedelic Drugs Help Him Mentally + Artistically

Over the course of rock history, there have been plenty of cases of musicians utilizing hallucinogenic drugs to tap into their creativity. In a recent tweet thread, Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates shared with his followers his own experiences with hallucinogens while also championing a new Netflix docuseries called How to Change Your Mind. Speaking...

A Single Dose of Psilocybin Has Long-Lasting Antidepressant-Like Effects in Fruit Flies

Scientists have taken an important first step into studying the effects of the psychedelic drug psilocybin — the active substance in “magic” mushrooms — at a cellular and genetic level. Their findings, published in Scientific Reports, indicate that a single dose of psilocybin produces a long-lasting antidepressant-like effect in flies. Psilocybin...

Can Microdosing Psychedelics Improve Your Mental Health? Here’s What the Science Says

When Simone Surgeoner returned to Melbourne after living in the United States for six years, she felt like her life had fallen apart. “I was in a really, really dark place and I just couldn’t get myself out of it,” the 49-year-old therapist said. “It felt like all the colours...