For the psychonaut to those curious about
psychedelics, this definitive guide to seven psychedelic substances and
how they are changing our world is the perfect holiday stocking stuffer.
"Shows us how psychedelics can transform mental health and enhance the way we live."—Sara Gottfried MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure
practical guide to psychedelics will appeal to anyone interested in
their own health and wellbeing: "A captivating read that shares how
society can use psychedelics to transform the way we exist in the
world."—Robin Divine, psychedelic advocate and creator of Black People
Once feared and misunderstood, psychedelics have emerged
as one of the most promising therapies of the 21st century. Through
cutting-edge research, substances such as MDMA and LSD are being
recognized as powerful keys to healing and human improvement, offering
solutions for mental health issues including PTSD and depression.
Similarly, plant medicines like ayahuasca, peyote, and iboga, used since
time immemorial by Indigenous cultures for spiritual purposes, have
been shown to promote feelings of empathy, connection, and love for the
self, others, and the world around us.
But how can everyday people benefit from psychedelics? And will they really transform healthcare as we know it?
health journalist Amanda Siebert explores the history, culture, and
potential of seven psychedelic substances. She interweaves real-life
stories, clinical research, and interviews with the world’s leading
psychedelics experts and cultural allies to offer a definitive guide to
these cutting-edge treatments.
- A uniquely practical guide to a trending topic: Michael Pollan’s How to Change Your Mind has sold 180k+ copies. Companies that are developing psychedelic treatments are shooting up in value. Psyched serves as a simple yet definitive guide to these trending treatments, explaining to a lay reader how they work and why.
- Seven psychedelic substances are explored in-depth including MDMA, LSD, ketamine, ayahuasca, peyote, iboga and psilocybin.
- Backed by extensive research:
Siebert synthesizes pages and pages of clinical trials, interviews with
medical professionals and health practitioners, patient testimonials,
and stories from Indigenous peoples.
- Engaging and easy-to-read: simple, short chapters give readers everything they need to know about each treatment.
- Depression, anxiety, trauma, and pain: are all explored as difficulties that can be aided by psychedelics.