How to Change Your Mind
474 pages, 2018
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An astonishing, sophisticated, and beautifully written excursion into a new scientific frontier. When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book.
But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind with all the wonder and acuity that he so brilliantly brings to his writing about our food chain.