‘I saw my fear’: How psychedelic therapy is making a comeback

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After learning in 2010 that she had Stage 1 ovarian cancer, Dinah Bazer felt optimistic. Her doctors had just removed the grapefruit-sized tumor bulging from her belly and started her on a course of chemotherapy.   

“I thought, when the chemo is over, we’ll celebrate,” Bazer, who is now 69, recalled. “But it was the exact opposite.”

Bazer’s cancer was in remission, yet she felt terrified by the possibility of its return. Every check-up filled her with dread. She gained weight stress-eating bags of Halloween candy in her Brooklyn home. The upbeat spirit she’d shown her husband and two grown daughters was completely gone.    Read more…

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‘I saw my fear’: How psychedelic therapy is making a comeback

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After learning in 2010 that she had Stage 1 ovarian cancer, Dinah Bazer felt optimistic. Her doctors had just removed the grapefruit-sized tumor bulging from her belly and started her on a course of chemotherapy.   

“I thought, when the chemo is over, we’ll celebrate,” Bazer, who is now 69, recalled. “But it was the exact opposite.”

Bazer’s cancer was in remission, yet she felt terrified by the possibility of its return. Every check-up filled her with dread. She gained weight stress-eating bags of Halloween candy in her Brooklyn home. The upbeat spirit she’d shown her husband and two grown daughters was completely gone.    Read more…

More about Medicine, Cancer, Treatment, Addiction, and Anxiety