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Importantly, she asks the question, "Is it unethical that the United States government does not fund clinical trials to research the potential benefit of classic hallucinogens?
Julie Holland, M.D., is a psychiatrist who specializes in psychopharmacology and is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Holland is a recognized expert on street drugs and the author of four books, including national bestseller, Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER.
Scroll down to see Dr. Holland's bio and links to her books, as well as information about suicide, psychedelics research, and cultural significance of classic hallucinogens.
"In a national survey of over 190,000** U.S. adults, lifetime use of certain psychedelic drugs was associated with a 19 percent reduced likelihood of psychological distress within the past month, a 14 percent reduced likelihood of suicidal thinking within the past year, a 29 percent reduced likelihood of suicide planning within the past year and a 36 percent reduced likelihood of attempting suicide within the past year. These results were published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology."
Author of the publication, Dr. Peter Hendricks, states:
"Given the regulatory difficulty associated with administering classic psychedelics to humans, population-based survey studies represent one means for examining the relationships of classic psychedelic use with mental health and suicidality. What population-based survey studies sacrifice in internal validity afforded by experimental methodology, they gain in external validity provided by large samples, minimal inclusion and exclusion criteria, and assessment of subjects in real-world settings."
**190,000 is a large number of survey participants
"egocide," transcendence, and spiritual rebirth,
uniquely human qualities that have provided emotional healing to mankind for thousands of years:
Mystical-type experiences occasioned by
psilocybin mediate the attribution of
personal meaning & spiritual
significance 14 months later
Psychology of Psychedelics?
Awe, Ethics, and Prosocial Behavior
Educate Yourself and Support Organizations that Provide Funding for this Research:
Heffter Research Institute
International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research, & Service (ICEERS)
Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
The Beckley Foundation
PubMed search of academic publications:
Repression of Death Consciousness and the Psychedelic Trip
Entheogenic Sects and Psychedelic Religions
Psychedelics in Problem Solving Experiment
Marsh Chapel Experiment
Concord Prison Experiment
Harvard Psilocybin Project
Ki Database at UNC Chapel Hill
Heffter Research Institute Scientific Advisory Panel
New Mexico’s Court of Appeals says that it’s not illegal to
grow psilocybin mushrooms for your own personal use
Julie Holland's bio from A Nest Twice Built: A Little Book of Reflection, Inspiration and Humour, Dr. Holland's book of humorous poetry:
Julie Holland, M.D., is a psychiatrist who specializes in psychopharmacology and a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. A recognized expert on street drugs, Dr. Holland has discussed Ecstasy in the "Lancet", "Harper's", and the "Washington Post" and has provided expert perspective on the drug for numerous television programs, including the MTV series "True Life". Other contributors to the book include Ralph Metzner, author of "Maps Consciousness" and "Green Psychology"; Andrew Weil, author of eight books including "8 Weeks to Optimum Health" and "Spontaneous Healing"; Douglas Rushkoff, author of "Cyberia and Ecstasy Club"; Rabbi Zalman Schachter, author of "From Age-ing To Sageing"; and Rick Doblin, founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.
Books and Poetry by Julie Holland
Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, the Sleep You're Missing, the Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Crazy (2015)
A Nest Twice Built: A Little Book of Reflection, Inspiration and Humour (2013)
Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER (2010)
The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to Cannabis (2010)
Ecstasy: The Complete Guide: A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA (2001)
Drug, Set, and Setting... Today
Drug Policy Based on Compassion Rather
than Fear, Secrecies, Hiding, and Shame
(Very insightful presentation from 2011)