The Case for Psychedelics for Depression Is Getting Stronger

After Oregon legalizes psilocybin, a new study adds to a growing body of literature that psychedelics can be useful for psychiatry

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Nov 20, 2020


As mental health care continues to be destigmatized, new treatments, including hallucinogenic mushrooms, provide therapeutic effects.

A new study offers more data showing that psychedelics can be useful for those experiencing depressive episodes. Smith notes:

“Researchers found that two separate doses of the psychedelic compound, combined with a total of 11 hours of therapy in the weeks before and after taking the drug, significantly reduced depression symptoms in 71% of people. More than half of the clinical trial participants (54%) were considered to be in remission for their depression four weeks after the treatment.”

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