While there are an increasing number of people who work or do housework taking LSD and other hallucinogens, what are their advantages and disadvantages?


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LSD is a hallucinogen that has been used by celebrities such as Steve Jobs and John Lennon to gain a trip experience . Although it is regulated as an illegal drug in many countries including Japan, it is said that in recent years there are an increasing number of people using it for daily life rather than tripping. Scholarly media The Conversations summarize the merits and demerits of taking LSD in small amounts, as revealed by surveys of such people.

Psychedelic microdosing benefits and challenges: an empirical codebook
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LSD is a drug with a hallucination effect, but it is said that creativity is improved by taking a very small amount, and this usage has long been attracting attention as a 'micro dose.'

More information on microdoses can be found in the following articles:

What is 'LSD micro dose' which improves creativity and improves depression symptoms by taking a small amount of LSD? -GIGAZINE

◆ Benefits
Thomas Anderson, a psychologist at the University of Toronto, and others have conducted a free-answer questionnaire survey of 278 people who have revealed that they are doing microdoses of Loshi Shishi , which is the illusion component of LSD and Magic Mushroom .



As a result, 26.6% of the subjects answered that 'It is effective in improving mood' by micro-dosing LSD, and 14.8% said that 'It improves concentration'. There were also responses that creativity, self-efficacy and energy have improved.

In a placebo-controlled study of 48 patients, even a very small amount of LSD has been confirmed to affect humans, and the effect obtained by microdoses of LSD is by no means a cause. It is suggested that.

◆ Disadvantages
On the other hand, there are certain disadvantages, 18% of subjects complaining of 'physical disorder' such as headache, gastrointestinal disorder and insomnia, and 6.7% say that 'anxiety has increased' I have reported symptoms.

In addition, 29.5%, about one third of the total, cited 'illegality' as a disadvantage. Specifically, in addition to the legal disadvantages of taking illicit drugs, it was noted that there were answers that it was difficult to obtain and expensive, and that there was a risk of social criticism.

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Also, Kim Kyipaz , who studies neuropsychology at Maastricht University, says, 'There is a known problem that methysergide , which is structurally similar to LSD, causes heart valve disease, and that LSD has a similar risk. “I think,” said the long-term use, even at low doses, entails risks.

Anderson says, 'The benefits of microdosing generally outweigh the disadvantages, but there are still many unknowns, such as adverse effects from long-term use,' said Microdosing's impact on people. Indicated that further research is needed to confirm

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