Exactly what it sounds like, microdosing involves taking an extremely small dose of LSD (or any substance) in order to reap emotional benefits without experiencing the hallucinations, euphoria and impaired decision making often attributed to acid.
Could microdosing LSD be the antidepressant of the future? With more and more people taking up the practice, it’s seems increasingly likely.
In her book A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life, author Ayelet Waldman interviewed David Presti. A professor of neurobiology and the resident drug expert at University of California in Berkley, he’s one of the premiere minds in the biz when it comes to the rise of microdosing.
“I really think there’s something going on with microdosing,” Presti told her. “I think when people do get around to researching it, it’s going to be relatively easy to demonstrate positive effects that are better than conventional antidepressants, which are awful.”
Asked if microdosing was safer, or at least as safe as, taking antidepressants, he replied “Oh absolutely”.
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