Marital Status Uniquely Affects Psychedelic Experiences, Study Shows

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The Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) is a straightforward tool for measuring psychological distress. This analysis looked at data on people’s distress levels over the past month using the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale. This was held true even after considering marital status and household size. On the other hand, single individuals may experience a diffusion of responsibility as their family sizes increase,” Viña said. The results also suggest that larger households are associated with harm regardless of marital status, but the negative consequences decrease for single psychedelic users as the household size increases,” Viña explained.

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As it turns out, your marital status could affect the extent to which psychedelics can lower your stress levels. And it appears that single folk may experience the greatest benefit of psychedelics. 

An analysis of data from the National Survey of Drug Use and Health revealed that individuals who had used psychedelics at least once in their lives, in general, had lower levels of psychological distress, according to research PLOS ONE. This association was most pronounced among people who were single and significantly weaker among those who were married, widowed, or divorced, PsyPost...

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