Thank you for your kind words, Dean Middleburgh. To come back to your question, the short answer is: I don’t know, because I focused on schizophrenia rather than depression or anxiety.

The longer (more general) answer is the following.

I want to tell you upfront that I, for one, feel strongly for the natural potential of our human mind. Just now on Facebook (in a private group on psychiatry and clinical psychology), someone who used to work in substance abuse programs, commented that he is seeing a more widespread embrace of mindfulness in therapeutic processes. So, apparently, people in general feel that there is some real-world healing effect when relying on the natural abilities of the mind.

The question is to what extent do we actually live on a daily basis by these powers of consciousness. This is the reason why I mentioned in the article that, in my view, medication is a very individual decision. For every person their entire situation is different. I have a friend, for instance, who cured herself from cancer through multi-dimensional healing work. But that is not necessarily the way to cure cancer for everyone. Some are cured successfully through the conventional ways. It just depends on who you are.

And the same applies, I think, in the case of micro-dosing to alleviate the symptoms of depression or anxiety. If medication feels right for you (or for whomever), then it means that it is your way of handling reality. There is no moral dimension here. It is simply the way to go at this moment. But if you are in doubt about medication, perhaps it is a sign that your mind is already considering more alternative, natural possibilities for treatment.

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