Psychedelics and mental illness
Posted March 06 2012 - 05:26 PM
I've often read that the psychedelic experience is discouraged for people who have mental illness running in their genes.
I'm wondering how many people here actually DO have a record of mental illness, and have tried psychedelics anyway.
Both of my grandmothers had major depressions throughout their lives, and I've had an anxiety attack last time I smoked pot (yet I used to smoke it everyday for months and years, even).
And I have this crazy passion for the surreal, and mushrooms are both very seducing and incredibly scary to me.
I thought that if I tried mush, I'd start with 1g... and if that doesn't do anything, wait a week later and try 1.5g. Do you think that being careful like that is the solution to avoid panic attacks ?
Well thanks !
Posted March 06 2012 - 05:41 PM
I won't deny psychedelics have a side effect of anxiety, but I wouldn't be surprised if the schizophrenic reaction and anxiety described by doctors is almost entirely a consequence of the dogma of the anti-drug brigade on a mind weak enough to be convinced by that bullshit.
Posted March 06 2012 - 05:44 PM
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Posted March 06 2012 - 06:05 PM
My family has had a history of addiction, psychedelics have helped me at times with dependency problems but using drugs to help with drugs seems sort of like an oxymoron and I have yet to fully shake the pull of certain drugs. But it really depends on the illness, different psychedelics work for different illnesses and some should be avoided with certain illnesses.
I think mushrooms can work great for depression, I took 3.5 grams for my first mushroom trip and had a tremendous appreciation for life,nature and my friends that lasted for awhile after that first trip.
Posted March 06 2012 - 07:39 PM
I had read from Erowid while taking such meds that I just recently was on and now am not that I should not take a psychedelic of any kind.
Now I wish to experiment once again.
But with that said I still am a bit nervous.
Posted March 12 2012 - 12:49 PM
Posted March 12 2012 - 12:57 PM
For ''mental illnesses'' like anxiety, depression, OCD, or personality disorders, it could go one way or another. They've often been known to help.
''What you seek is seeking you''
Posted March 13 2012 - 06:12 AM
I still find from time to time that LSD will throw me into a panic attack but with a bit of experience using psychs you can usually calm your self down & talk your self out of flipping out. You may even find that the use of psychedelics will give you some insight into your anxiety.