Banfield: Experts weigh in on the often misunderstood world of psychedelics – NewsNation Now

Posted: August 2, 2021 at 1:48 am

Posted: Jul 30, 2021 / 10:41 PM CDT | Updated: Jul 30, 2021 / 10:41 PM CDT

(NewsNation Now) If youre like most Americans, something or someone probably set you off today. If youre like many Americans, your day was a bummer. But if you are like 1/5 of the country, your day was clinically awful. Thats because 21% of us suffer from depression, anxiety, addiction or PTSD.

Americans spend a staggering $240 billion per year on mental health services. But if what youre doing isnt working, or if youre looking for a better option, a better day?

A whole new field of psychiatric science is opening up to help Americans amid a mental health crisis and an ongoing opioid epidemic. Hold on to your hat, because the science involves drugs like LSD, ecstasy, magic mushrooms and ketamine to name just a few.

Theyve been demonized for decades but many now think its time to reexamine them.

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