Research on the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation at the Medical University of South Carolina suggests the motor cortex may be an effective target for decreasing pain and opioid dependence among chronic pain patients.
A pair of recent studies resulting from Duke University researchers’ work in New Zealand have found a link between mental health issues in children and poorer physical health in adulthood, suggesting that improved mental healthcare for youth can potentially prevent diseases later in life and thereby lower overall societal healthcare costs.
MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of alcohol use disorder was found to improve psychosocial functioning with no unexpected adverse events in a clinical trial conducted by London-based Awakn Life Sciences.
Adolescents in California reported significant increases in marijuana use in the years following the legalization of adult recreational marijuana use in 2016, according to data published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Psychedelic medicine biotech firm MindMed has announced it has begun a study for a technology that could shorten and stop the effects of an LSD trip during therapy, which could create an “emergency shut-off switch” for psychedelic-assisted therapy.