How Microdosing on Psychedelics Could Help With Anxiety & Depression (A Study)

Viktor Marchev
ILLUMINATION-Curated
5 min readDec 6, 2021

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A new 2021 study argues that adults, who microdose on psychedelics, experience lower levels of anxiety and depression, and overall perceived mental health benefits.

A red hand with mushrooms as fingertips. This is on a colorful, trippy background.
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We are currently seeing a boom in psychedelics consumption. If during the last century, substances such as LSD, psilocybin, and ayahuasca were seen as taboo, today, things have changed. An increasing number of consumers, such as singers, actors, mindfulness teachers, CEOs, and so on, have been openly speaking about their experiences with some of these hallucinogens. Even, some of these people were reported to have been investing heavily in the industry.

One celebrity that immediately comes to mind is Joe Rogan with his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience. Rogan is widely known for his firm and somewhat controversial views on politics, religion, social norms, and culture as a whole. Amongst these topics, and one that Rogan can’t get enough from, is, inevitably, psychedelics. There are quite a few episodes of his that are mainly dedicated to the subject. Here are some of them — #782 Rick Doblin, #1121 Michael Pollan, #1133 Dennis McKenna, and, of course, #1227 Mike Tyson. Although his other episodes are clearly not related to hallucinogens, Rogan always seems to be ready for a discussion on the subject.

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Viktor Marchev
ILLUMINATION-Curated

I read my own stories out loud. Interested in everything related to psychedelics, mental health, and spirituality. Writer for ILLUMINATION.