Psychedelic cures, a case for skepticism

17 Apr

Recently, I’ve posted about research on the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs.  Keith Humphreys, at The Reality Based Community, makes a case for skepticism:

“Being skeptical about miracle cures is simply playing the odds. As my colleague John Ioannidis pointed out in one of the most-read papers in medical history, most medical research findings are wrong. This is particularly true of small studies, which are usually followed by larger studies that disconfirm the original miracle finding (Fish oil pills are a good example).”

I think this is good advice. My intuition tells me that psychedelics might have value, but I am prepared to change my mind, based on the emerging evidence.

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