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Could the ‘Spirit Molecule’ Cure Your Depression?

DMT — a psychedelic linked to near-death experiences — is the focus of new depression research

Photo: Jr Korpa/Unsplash

In December of 1990, a psychiatrist named Rick Strassman injected two men with N,N-Dimethyltryptamine, a potent hallucinogenic compound better known as DMT.

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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.