psilocybin

Australia to allow prescription of MDMA and psilocybin for treatment-resistant mental illnesses

“… the decision will make Australia the first country in the world to officially recognise MDMA and psilocybin as medicines” This report (from Tory Shepherd for The Guardian) begins: “After decades of ‘demonisation’, psychiatrists will be able to prescribe MDMA and…
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The Top 10 Psychedelic Science Studies Of 2022

This article by Zeus Tipado has been published by HealingMaps. It begins: “Before you can assemble a list of the top ten greatest psychedelic science studies of 2022, you must first read every psychedelic study of 2022. I cannot stress enough…
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Single-dose psilocybin-assisted therapy in major depressive disorder: A placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomised clinical trial

This research paper has been published in eClinicalMedicine. The summary says: “Background Psilocybin has been suggested as a novel, rapid-acting treatment for depression. Two consecutive doses have been shown to markedly decrease symptom severity in an open-label setting or when compared to…
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Magic-mushroom drug can treat severe depression, trial suggests

This report by Philippa Roxby comes from the BBC. It begins: “A drug based on a compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms can improve the symptoms of severe depression for up to 12 weeks, a trial shows. A 25mg tablet of psilocybin puts…
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New study determines psychedelic mushroom microdoses can improve mood, mental health

As reported on the MedicalXpress website, research from the University of British Columbia is … “The latest study to examine how tiny amounts of psychedelics can impact mental health provides further evidence of the therapeutic potential of microdosing. Published in Scientific Reports this…
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Psychedelic frees up depressed brain, study shows

Philippa Roxby reports for the BBC: “Psilocybin, a drug found in magic mushrooms, appears to free up the brains of people with severe depression in a way that other antidepressants do not, a study has found. The results, based on brain…
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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…
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Relational Psychotherapy and Psychedelic Treatment

This article by James Barnes and Saga Briggs appears on the Mind Foundation website. It begins: “Talking about changing one’s relationships is a common feature of therapy sessions. A direct change in one’s experience of relationships is a common feature of…
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The Psychedelic Drug Trial

This 1 hour documentary film is from BBC2. The makers say: “The Psychedelic Drug Trial has exclusive access to a ground-breaking new trial at Imperial College London. The trial sees, for the first time ever under controlled conditions, a psychedelic drug tested…
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Psilocybin: Magic mushroom compound ‘promising’ for depression

Rachel Schraer reports for the BBC: “Dr Carhart-Harris said that after psychedelic therapy, participants reported feeling ‘recalibrated, reset like they haven’t for years” and “enjoying life’.” “Psychedelic drug psilocybin, found in magic mushrooms, is as good at reducing symptoms of depression…
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