Special Report: Psychedelic Medicine
December 13, 2013
Psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline were used experimentally for decades in psychiatry and other areas of medicine, until the counterculture's embrace of the agents in the 1960s led to their criminalization. With clinicians in need of more effective psychiatric therapies, hallucinogens are once again being explored for therapeutic value.
-- Bret S. Stetka, MD, Editorial Director, Medscape Psychiatry