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Psilocybin seems to give better results than escitalopram for major depressive disorder.
Psilocybin-assisted therapy involves patient assessment, preparation and supported dosing sessions.
The whole process is psychologically supported and talks through patient's experience afterwards.
Patients felt emotionally and physically recalibrated, clear-sighted and calm.
Psychedelics increase brain “plasticity” and accommodates an accelerated ability to change.
Plans to get psilocybin therapy licensed and market it within the next five years.
59 participants took part in this randomised double-blind clinical trial.
Research by Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London.