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Studies show psilocybin therapy has potential for anorexia nervosa and severe treatment-resistant depression

Positive Early Signals Seen in Two Investigator-Initiated Studies Presented at the Society of Biological Psychiatry Annual Meeting in New Orleans COMPASS Pathways (COMPASS), a mental health care company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health, announced that positive data two investigator-initiated studies demonstrating the potential of COMP360 psilocybin therapy in anorexia …

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LSD: A Future Anti-Anxiety Pill?

New Study by Dr. Gabriella Gobbi Reveals the Neurobiological Mechanisms by which LSD could Relieve Anxiety The craze for psychedelics used for therapeutic purposes is real. However, the scientific evidence supporting their effectiveness and explaining their mode of action in treating mental health disorders is still very thin. A new study led by Dr. Gabriella …

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Study Shows Psilocybin Treatment for Major Depression Effective for Up to a Year for Most Patients

Previous studies by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers showed that psychedelic treatment with psilocybin relieved major depressive disorder symptoms in adults for up to a month. Now, in a follow-up study of those participants, the researchers report that the substantial antidepressant effects of psilocybin-assisted therapy, given with supportive psychotherapy, may last at least a year for some patients. …

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University of Wyoming, CaaMTech Team Up to Study Psychedelics as Treatments for Addiction

The University of Wyoming’s School of Pharmacy and CaaMTech, a Washington state-based company that engineers psychedelic drugs, recently formed a collaboration in which UW researchers will evaluate CaaMTech’s proprietary compounds in addiction models as well as aim to demonstrate their anti-addictive properties. Ana Clara Bobadilla, an assistant professor in the UW School of Pharmacy, will lead …

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Using Psychoactive Plants and Fungi for Long-Term Mental Wellness

By Raley Anne James According to a mental health organization, one in five adults in the U.S. experience having a mental illness each year. These include serious mental health conditions such as anxiety disorders, major depressive episodes, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Despite the various organizations trying to counter these issues to increase mental health awareness and …

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Queen’s University Health Sciences to Launch Psychedelics Research Collaborative

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University will create a research collaborative that will serve as an interdisciplinary space for research, innovation and knowledge translation in the field of psychedelics. The launch of the psychedelics research collaborative is enabled by the Dimensions Health Fund in support of the Study of Psychedelics, established by Dimensions Health …

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Uses of Psychedelics in Brain Trauma Treatment

By Catherine Kakenya The study of psychedelics and their use has been on the rise. Many people have become informed and are using plant medicines to improve their lives. Recently, Ayahuasca and psilocybin mushrooms (known as magic mushrooms) have been proven to help heal brain trauma, depression, and other mental illnesses. Ayahuasca The indigenous upper …

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New UCSF Research Program to Advance Psychedelics Research and Treatments

Psychedelics research in support of brain health is getting a major boost this month with the formation of the Neuroscape Psychedelics Division at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Through $6.4M in private funding, the new division will take a unique translational research approach to integrate cutting-edge neuroscience technology with psychedelics treatment, including through …

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Psychedelic Science Holds Promise for Mainstream Medicine

UNLV Neuroscientists’ Work on Brain Activity Recently Published by Nature: Scientific Reports Psychedelic healing may sound like a fad from the Woodstock era, but it’s a field of study that’s gaining traction in the medical community as an effective treatment option for a growing number of mental health conditions. While the study of psychedelics as medicine …

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The Effects of Psychedelics on Relationships

By Catherine Kakenya Psychedelics are believed to have been used by Indigenous cultures for thousands of years. More scientific research of them began in the 1940s, and studies included treatment of patients with alcohol disorder. Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) was discovered to uncover long-lost memories and help people to revisit traumatic memories and see them …

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