The real health benefits will come when medicine and the metauniverse collide
The world is becoming more and more connected as cryptocurrency, blockchain, irreplaceable token projects, metaverse, and other online communities become more popular. However, we also saw rates of depression and feelings of isolation and loneliness skyrocket. This development is certainly not causal, but must be taken into account along with the increasing number of young people who are dealing with cyberspace. The global COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the national mental health crisis. Mental Health America reports that 47.1 million people in the United States live with mental illness. That’s one in five Americans, man. Despite these troubling numbers, progress is being made with modern therapies and treatments on and off cyberspace. Would you consider logging into your computer to see your cryptographer-certified doctor or therapist? How about having the recipe delivered to your door? Many young people feel more comfortable in a virtual environment, surrounded by their peers and represented by an avatar of their choice. How did this dream come true? It all starts with innovation and nature. Researchers and doctors are exploring the healing world of mushrooms and their healing and regenerating powers. Mushrooms have been at the heart of the planet’s well-being for billions of years, and we are only just beginning to understand the psychoactive effects some mushrooms have on the human psyche. The War on Drugs President Richard Nixon stopped all research on psychedelics in 1970 when he considered the famous psychologist and author Timothy Leary to be the most dangerous man in America. He started the war on drugs and convinced the public that these psychoactive medicinal mushrooms were the work of the devil. Research into the benefits of psychedelics was delayed for twenty years before researchers could start and continue their research. Psychedelic is making headlines now, and the effectiveness of the treatment is probably the best outcome known to science. This is the place. Through psychedelic therapy as practiced professionally in research funded by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Research (MAPS), Center for Psychedelic Science at the University of California, Berkeley, Center for Psychedelic Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry, NYU Langone Center for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London, Johns Hopkins The Center for Psychedelic Research and Consciousness Research and other institutions teach patients how to manage their trauma rather than suppress it. With minimal doses of psychedelics, recovery rates improve and patients continue to improve on their own. Where healing happens The beauty of psychedelic treatment is that it is not an everyday prescription. By examining psilocybin, a hallucinogenic alkaloid found in so-called “magic mushrooms” used to treat depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety, the researchers identified the root cause of the patient’s problems in just a few sessions. Symptom-relieving psychotropic drugs, on the other hand, must be taken daily and can have serious side effects. They’re not cheap either. MAPS founder Rick Doblin said: “Psychedelics work by reducing activity in the so-called standard brain networks—which correspond to our egos. Our ego filters incoming information according to our personal needs and priorities. During a psilocybin dose, our ego moves from foreground to background. This is part of a larger shift in consciousness. These changes are the most important experiences and patients feel more altruistic.” “This is where care comes in. Neurogenesis in action The fact that psychedelic research is now embraced and practiced is a major victory for the medical world. In the next two years, MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD and psilocybin-assisted therapy for depression are likely to be legalized in the United States. Dr Owen Muir, co-founder of Brooklyn Minds Psychiatry, said: “The first phase III MDMA study found that MDMA-assisted psychotherapy was more effective for PT than any medication for psychiatric illness. It really is the most potent drug we have for everything. ”Shift is coming and needed now more than ever. Metaverse and the Cure In addition to this news, the excitement around the metauniverse is maturing. Dr. Muir develops programs for psychoeducation and group therapy in cyberspace with a focus on meeting patients where they are and supporting them on their journey in the safest way possible. Dr. team. Muir wants to break down the cultural barriers and stigma that are common in doctor-patient relationships. One way to achieve this is to use avatars that represent both the patient and the doctor. Perceptions of who a person is, where they come from, and what they need change when the doctor is a licensed doctor and is represented by a panda avatar. This is the first time, dare I say, in United States history that a patient has received reliable, transparent, and affordable healthcare. as Dr Muir explains: “Metaverse is changing the healthcare landscape by leveraging blockchain technology to build patient trust.” He continued: “When something like a payment happens on the blockchain, it is recorded and the record cannot be changed and in keeping with the Web3 ethos, transparent payment codes will be accessible to everyone, so major insurance companies are also welcome to use them if they wish to disclose their fees.” Strengthen virtual communities with healthcare professionals There are several NFT projects that are making waves in the mental health world. The Discord community for the AstroMojis NFT project allows users to get a mental health support ticket. Psilo, a 3D avatar NFT project, will donate a portion of the proceeds to non-profits investigating psychedelics for mental health therapy. Other NFT projects, including Psychedelics Anonymous, offer support from the Metaverse research community – the creation of an online network where everyone is equal and ego is tested at the door. To traditionalists, this may all seem ridiculous. But after decades of failed treatments and constant suffering – physical, emotional and financial – it’s time for innovation. Depression is the leading cause of suicide in the United States every 12 minutes – more than 41,000 people per year. Think of future generations who will benefit from common sense, families who have not known the heartache of losing a loved one to depression, the peace of mind that comes after the grip of fear is lost, and the limits people can push. Don’t be afraid of your own limits. We are moving into a new era where community, technology and mental health meet online, giving us the benefits of IRL. Our world will be a much better place.