- Feb 11, 2019
antidepressants are cope tbhtehnoslav said:
[font=Georgia, serif]In short, the new research suggests that treating psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression may take more than just lifting mood, as the most widely prescribed antidepressants do. It points to the importance of tamping down hypersensitivity to social rejection as a crucial step in treating those disorders. And it hints that doing so may require more than just boosting the availability of serotonin -- again, as the most widely prescribed antidepressants do -- but also finding ways to make the brain more resilient in the face of social slights.
[font=Georgia, serif]Psilocybin, the mind-altering chemical that gives some mushrooms magical properties, can do more than induce trippy states. A new study finds that it reduces the sting of social rejection[/font]
https://lookism.net/Thread-magic-mu...biton-and-depression-guide-experiences?page=2[font=HelveticaNeueArabic, Lora, Georgia, TazuganeGothic, serif]Yes, and I can tell you why. See one of the key areas of the brain associated with dread, and fear is called the "middle cingulate cortex." If you're Jewish and you put on a yarmulke and then trace your finger down three inches, that's where it is. Now it's not certain this is the part of your brain that's associated with rejection, but I'd say it's possible. In tests, that part of my brain is turned off, so it makes sense.[/font]
[font=HelveticaNeueArabic, Lora, Georgia, TazuganeGothic, serif]So you're saying your brain has no capacity to feel rejection?
Yeah, or the amount of rejection I would feel is much less than the average person. My circuits are tuned down, which is probably a product of genetics, and nobody quite knows the genetics of that circuitry yet. But another piece of evidence is that if you look at people in whom this circuitry is very active, they often have borderline personality disorder. Those are the people who feel hurt and rejected all the time. Some of them end up committing crimes because of this, like a psychopath, but for different reasons.[/font]
[font=HelveticaNeueArabic, Lora, Georgia, TazuganeGothic, serif]Is there a way to manipulate this part of the brain?
Well, there's a paper that came out last year that showed that there was one drug that turned it off. That is, an experiment was done with cancer patients who are afraid of dying. They have this sense of, I'm going to die, and there's going to be nothing out there. Just this existential dread. But when they were given psilocybin the fear went away.[/font]
[font=HelveticaNeueArabic, Lora, Georgia, TazuganeGothic, serif]Psilocybin? As in magic mushrooms?
That's right, magic mushrooms. So the study showed that psilocybin numbs a lot of psychic fear, and I would suggest it probably turns down the pain of social rejection.[/font]