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Wed Apr 14, 2021, 07:22 AM

Rick Perry returns to the Texas Capitol to pitch study of psychedelic drugs for PTSD in veterans

by Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune


Rick Perry, in a rare return to policy debates in Austin, is teaming up with a Democratic state lawmaker to push for psychedelic drug therapy for veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder.

The former Republican governor is throwing his support behind a bill by state Rep. Alex Dominguez, D-Brownsville, that calls for a clinical study of psilocybin the active ingredient in "magic mushrooms" to treat PTSD in veterans.

"To me, this may be one of the most hopeful pieces of legislation that the members of the Legislature have the opportunity to consider this session," Perry said in an interview Tuesday.

Some studies have suggested that psilocybin could be safe and effective in treating mental health disorders like depression, while calling for larger studies with more thorough methods.

Read more: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/13/veterans-ptsd-psychedelics-texas/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 07:55 AM

1. ummmm marijuana helped me

but i'm not sure i'd recommend anything else.

isn't veterans' health a federal responsibility?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:27 AM

2. The research on this is really interesting.

When used treat depression the results were very impressive. Treatment effect was still present 6 months post treatment.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:45 AM

3. How is Perry making money off of this?

He wouldn't be doing it unless he could profit from it.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 11:25 AM

4. Go for it. Less time spent on voter suppression bills!

We've got 47 days left...

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