Psychedelic drugs don't break your brain, researchers find

March 5, 2015 4:50 PM

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Psychedelic drugs don't break your brain, researchers find

Are "acid casualties" a myth? While using LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, or mescaline carries the risk of a bad trip, there doesn't seem to be any increased risk of psychosis or other mental-health conditions, according to a pair of new studies.

Researchers using National Survey on Drug Use and Health data along with surveys involving 135,000 people found no link between psychedelic use and 11 conditions, including schizophrenia, Nature reports.

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