Mystical experiences and mental disorders: what psychedelic research on depression and anxiety can tell us about the nature of mental illness

dc.contributor.advisorOrsi, Francesco, juhendaja
dc.contributor.authorBar, Monika Joanna
dc.contributor.otherTartu Ülikool. Humanitaarteaduste ja kunstide valdkondet
dc.contributor.otherTartu Ülikool. Filosoofia osakondet
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-27T21:06:03Z
dc.date.available2021-06-27T21:06:03Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the implications of the recent research on psychedelic substances and their effects on mental health. Specifically, the paper analyzes the findings concerning the correlation between a particular state of consciousness reliably induced by ingestion of psychedelics – the so-called “mystical experience” – and long-term improvements in mental health. The central thesis pursued is that the “self-model” of mental suffering – the view that mental illness should be understood primarily as part of that flow of subjective experience that human consciousness and selfhood are grounded in – best accommodates the evidence from psychedelic research, which indicates that the therapeutic effects of psychedelics are achieved through a profound alteration in the conscious self.en
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dc.identifier.other20.03.01 BAR 01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10062/72720
dc.language.isoenget
dc.publisherTartu Ülikoolet
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dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectphilosophyen
dc.subjectmental disordersen
dc.subjectdepressionen
dc.subjectanxietyen
dc.subject.othermagistritöödet
dc.subject.otherfilosoofiaet
dc.subject.otherpsüühikahäiredet
dc.subject.otherdepressioonet
dc.subject.otherärevuset
dc.titleMystical experiences and mental disorders: what psychedelic research on depression and anxiety can tell us about the nature of mental illnessen
dc.typeThesiset

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