Depression and Ayahuasca

Scientific Articles

Ayahuasca as Antidepressant?
Brian T. Anderson, Psychedelics and Styles of Reasoning in Psychiatry
Anthropology of Consciousness (Spring 2012, Abstract)

The therapeutic potential of harmine and ayahuasca in depression: Evidence from exploratory animal and human studies
Flavia de Lima Osório et al. The Ethnopharmacology of Ayahuasca (2011)

Vine of the Soul: A Phenomenological Study of Ayahuasca and Its Effect Upon Depression
Lisa PalladinoPacifica Graduate Institute (2009)

Reassessing the cultural and psychopharmacological significance of Banisteriopsis caapi: Preparation, classification and use among the Piaroa of Southern Venezuela
Rodd R., Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (2008)
Department of Anthropology, Archaeology and Sociology, James Cook University

MAOI Contraindications
Alfred Savinelli, John H. Halpern, MD. (1995)

Dream drug or demon brew?
Lisa Melton, New Scientist (2004)

Platelet serotonin uptake sites increased in drinkers of ayahuasca
James C. Callaway, Mauno M. Airaksinen, Dennis J. McKenna, Glacus S. Brito, Charles S. Grob
Psychopharmacology (1994)


Internet Links

Ayahuasca: A New Approach to Western Medicine
Jeff Roberts, Collective Evolution (2013)

Hallucinogenic Ayahuasca Might Treat Depression
Alexandra Ossola, Popular Science (2015)

AyahuascaNeurogenesis and Depression
Daniel Mirante (2008)

The Ayahuasca Effect: The world’s most powerful antidepressant and psychotherapeutic agent may be a natural herbal tea
Kirby Surprise, Psy.D. (2008)

Ayahuasca Can Cure Depression 
Ryan Michael (2010)

Ayahuasca: powerful Amazonian hallucinogen may permanently cure depression


Research Categories

PTSD and Ayahuasca
Drugs and Alcohol Addiction
Anxiety and Ayahuasca
Mental Health and Ayahuasca
General Health and Well-being and Ayahuasca
General Information on Ayahuasca

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