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Microdosing psychedelics offers perspective but needs further evaluation

Presented By
Dr Kim Kuypers, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Conference
ECNP 2020
Microdosing of psychedelic drugs has gained considerable interest over recent years. It may offer benefits for individuals who try to self-medicate or want to enhance their creative output. However, microdosing is surrounded by many questions; evidence is scarce and there is a clear need for further exploration [1]. “Microdosing is using one-tenth of a recreational dose repeatedly. There is a lot of attention in the media for this topic, and people often report that they feel better by doing it,” said Dr Kim Kuypers (Maastricht University, the Netherlands). People microdose psychedelic drugs like LSD to be more creative, to enhance their mood, to self-medicate, or out of curiosity (see Figure) [2]. Figure: Reasons for microdosing [2]


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