Thursday, July 31, 2008

Psilocybin to treat cancer anxiety

Building on previous studies, a recent study discussed in Nature showed that psilocybin, the active psychedelic chemical in "magic" mushrooms, may be beneficial for treating the anxiety and depression accompanying chronic diseases such as cancer. These positive effects could last for a year or more.

Johns Hopkins is recruiting volunteers for a new study on psilocybin and cancer. It is a registered clinical trial.

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