Psilocybin Treatment for Anxiety

The Independent

Magic mushroom compound provides anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects lasting years, study finds

Single dose of psilocybin leads to decreased demoralisation and improved spiritual wellbeing among cancer sufferers, long-term research indicates.

Source: The Independent


Treatment with hallucinogenic mushroom drug shows promise for patients with deep anxiety

Two studies published Thursday in the Journal of Psychopharmacology suggest that psilocybin may offer a dramatic helping hand.

Source: PBS

NYU Langone

Mental Health Benefits from One Dose of Psychedelic Drug Last for Years in People with Cancer

Following up on their landmark 2016 study, researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine found that a one-time, single-dose treatment of psilocybin, a compound found in psychedelic mushrooms, combined with psychotherapy, appears to be associated with significant improvements in emotional and existential distress in people with cancer

Source: NYU Langone


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment with Psychedelic Drugs

Objectives of this learning scenario, developed by NYU Langone’s High School Bioethics Project, are to understand post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the symptoms it causes, learn how the chemical psilocybin, found in psychedelic drugs, can potentially help people who have PTSD, and discuss the ethical implications of using drugs that are often used recreationally as therapeutics.

Source: NYU Med