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Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin eases existential anxiety in people with life-threatening cancer | ScienceDaily

Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin eases existential anxiety in people with life-threatening cancer | ScienceDaily

In a small double-blind study, Johns Hopkins researchers report that a substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for up to six months from a single large dose of psilocybin — the active compound in hallucinogenic “magic mushrooms.”

The researchers cautioned that the drug was given in tightly controlled conditions in the presence of two clinically trained monitors and said they do not recommend use of the compound outside of such a research or patient care setting.

Source: Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin eases existential anxiety in people with life-threatening cancer — ScienceDaily