Can Psychedelic Drugs Trigger Mental Illness?

Psychedelics are psychoactive drugs that can change a person's knowledge and perceptions. It has long been argued that psychedelic substances can cause mental illness in addicts. Indeed, psychiatrists are biased towards psychedelic use, accusing it of causing mental illness and developing suicidal tendencies.

However, according to a new study, there is no link between psychedelic drug use and mental illness. You can buy shrooms online.

The study authors claim that the potential harm associated with these drugs is negligible, and that psychedelics do not lead to addiction or overuse. It says that only 0.005 percent of emergency rooms in the US are psychedelic-related.

According to the investigators, rates of serious drug-related injury are low even in countries such as the Netherlands, where psilocybin (a psychedelic) is widely available and used.

The study by Johansen and Krebs used annual data from the National Drug and Health Survey (NSDUH), which collects substance use and mental health data from a representative random sample of the US non-institutional civilian population. Researchers collected data from respondents aged 18 years and over from the 2008-2011 study period.

The researchers examined a sample of 135,095 respondents, of whom 19,299 reported lifetime use of a psychedelic substance such as LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, or peyote. These are all classic cases of serotonergic psychedelics.

Psychedelic users were found to be younger, male, white, single, prone to risky activities, and using other drugs. They may even report depression before age 18; according to researchers, childhood depression could be the reason why respondents tried psychedelics.