No Association Found Between Hallucinogens, Mental Health Problems.

The NPR (8/20, Hensley) “Shots” blog reports that, according to a study published online in the journal PLoS One, individuals “who had taken LSD, psilocybin (the brain-bending chemical in magic mushrooms) or mescaline at any time in their lives were no more likely than those who hadn’t to wind up in mental health treatment or to have symptoms of mental illness.” Researchers arrived at that conclusion after analyzing “survey data collected from more than 130,000 randomly selected Americans between 2001 and 2004.” The data came from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

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— “Study Finds No Link Between Hallucinogens And Mental Problems, “Scott Hensley, NPR, August 20, 2013.

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