Science & technology

REBUS and the Anarchic Brain: Toward a Unified Model of the Brain Action of Psychedelics

Research paper by Robin Carhart-Harris and K. J. Friston from the Centre for Psychedelic Research, London, looking at the action of psychedelics by integrating the free-energy principle and entropic brain hypothesis.

Psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder: Preliminary results from a randomized controlled trial

Research paper by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine about the results from their recent randomised trial.

The renaissance of psilocybin as a viable treatment option

Article from listing current clinical trials involving psilocybin.

Mushroom Emerge From Underground

“Magic mushrooms show promise to treat depression and anxiety–and major academic institutions and Silicon Valley are stepping up research and investment. The wellness travel space, in very creative ways, is moving from experiential to truly emotional and transformative travel.”

Magic Mushrooms May Reset The Brains Of Depressed Patients

A study from Imperial College London demonstrate that patients taking psilocybin to treat depression show reduced symptoms weeks after treatment following a ‘reset’ of their brain activity.

Psilocybin Reduces Depression and Anxiety in Cancer Patients

This ground breaking paper is one of two recent double-blind, placebo-controlled studies with the classic psychedelic, psilocybin, being studied in patients with existential distress associated with a cancer diagnosis.

Can Psilocybin Lift Depression?

A single dose of psilocybin, the active ingredient of magic mushrooms, can lift the anxiety and depression experienced by people with advanced cancer for six months or even longer, two new studies show.

Can Magic Mushrooms Provide Lasting Peace?

Psilocybin has been illegal in the United States for more than 40 years. But Mr. Mihai, who had just finished treatment for Stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma, was participating in a study looking at whether the drug can reduce anxiety and depression in cancer patients.

Just One Dose of This Psychedelic Drug Can Ease Anxiety

In two new studies released simultaneously by researchers at New York University and Johns Hopkins, doctors reveal that a single dose of psilocybin—a compound from magic mushrooms—can ease anxiety and depression for up to six months.

Magic Mushroom Drug Helps People With Cancer Face Death

Can a psychedelic trip change the way people with life-threatening cancer face death? Results from two clinical trials suggest so, as reported in New Scientist.

‘Magic Mushroom’ Drug Lifts Depression In First Human Trial

An Imperial College London proof of concept study on psilocybin for treatment resistant depression has interesting results. The hallucinogenic drug derived from magic mushrooms could be useful in treating depression, the first safety study of this approach has concluded.

How Magic Mushrooms Could Treat Depression

Treating depression is a major challenge, since among the millions of people affected worldwide, only one in five tends to respond well to antidepressants. Now, there’s a new, albeit controversial, approach being considered by scientists.

Psilocybin With Psychological Support For Treatment Resistant Depression

Recent studies have assessed the therapeutic potential of psilocybin for various conditions with promising preliminary results. This study assesses the feasibility of safety, and efficacy of psilocybin in patients with unipolar treatment-resistant depression.

Roland Griffiths Talks About Psilocybin Research

Insights from Professor Roland Griffiths into the psilocybin research carried out at Johns Hopkins University looking at anxiety, depression and psychological distress in cancer patients.

Real Trip Treatment

Research into psychedelics, shut down for decades, is now yielding exciting results. In this article from The New Yorker, Michael Pollan presents a considered overview of psychedelic-assisted therapy, its history and its potential benefit to patients.

‘Magic Mushrooms’ and The Healing Trip

The way in which we commonly perceive so-called magic mushrooms—as the means to youthful psychedelic adventure—is undergoing a radical transformation.

Can Mushrooms Treat Depression?

"The brains on psilocybin showed radically different connectivity patterns between cortical regions (the parts thought to play an important role in consciousness). "