Psilocybin: British study finds ‘magic mushroom’ drug can be safely used to treat depression

Sky News reports:

“A groundbreaking British study has found that the psychedelic drug psilocybin can be safely given to patients, and may be used to treat a range of mental health conditions.

Recreational use of the drug – isolated from so-called “magic mushrooms” – has led to it being prohibited in the UK as a Class A substance.

But scientists believe it could have powerful therapeutic uses when administered in groups overseen by trained psychotherapists.

Research from King’s College London, in partnership with COMPASS Pathways, has now established that doses of either 10mg or 25mg can be safely administered to up to six participants simultaneously in controlled settings …”

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