Microdosing Psychedelics: What Does It Mean & Is It Safe? From A Psychiatrist

Microdosing psychedelics has become a buzzworthy topic of conversation among everyone from tech CEOs to stay-at-home parents. And more and more people are starting to experiment with small doses of psychedelic mushrooms or LSD to treat issues that range from depression and anxiety to migraine headaches and even to facilitate creativity and increase productivity.

Because of my experience working with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy clinical trials, I frequently have patients come to me curious about what it means to microdose psychedelics, whether it’s safe or legal, and how they can know if it’s right for them.

First of all, what is microdosing?

Microdosing is the term used when someone takes a subperceptual dose or homeopathic dose of a medicine. When psychedelics are microdosed correctly, there should be no visual or psychoactive changes. In other words, you shouldn’t be “tripping.”

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