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Everything You Wanted To Know About Microdosing (But Were Afraid To Ask)

Long before microdosing was being touted as the Silicon Valley life hack du jour, Dr. James Fadiman was investigating the potential mind-enhancing effects of ingesting psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin, more commonly known as magic mushrooms.   In the 1960s, Fadiman conducted pioneering psychedelic research, including one study in which he gave LSD and another hallucinogen, Mescaline, to scientists, mathematicians and architects to see how it affected creative problem-solving. (His research was one of the last investigations into LSD due to the Food and Drug Administration's mid-1960s research ban of the substance.) More recently, Fadiman authored "The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide," a how-to manual for safe and therapeutic psychedelic drug experiences.  Now, his research has taken a new turn. Fadiman is examining the effects of administering psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin in amounts so small that they are below the perceptual threshold. As part of an ongoing research project, Fadiman is collecting the self-reported testimonies of hundreds of people from around the globe who have experimented with psychedelic "microdosing" to treat ailments from anxiety to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or simply to improve productivity or break through writer's block.  How does one microdose? You take a very small dose of either LSD or psilocybin (roughly one-tenth to one-fifth of a normal dose), on...
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