Research Update

Psilocybin: The New Holy Grai­l for the Rapid Relief of Major ­Depression?

Topics: Depression | Ketamine | Mood | Pharmacotherapy | Psilocybin | Rapid-acting

Review of: Davis AK et al, JAMA ­Psychiatry 2020:e203285 Intravenous ketamine and intranasal esketamine (Spravato) offer hope in the search for a rapidly acting antidepressant. However, concerns regarding addiction, safety, and effect durability have prompted searches for alternative rapid-acting treatments. Psilocybin is a hallucinogen originally d

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