Can Ayahuasca Treat Depression? - Clinical Insights

What is ayahuasca? Ayahuasca is a psychedelic brew originating from the Amazon, originally used by indigenous populations and later involved for local syncretic purposes. Since it’s origins, ayahuasca has spread across the world and has developed a more varied list of uses. The two hallmark ingredients of ayahuasca are: 1) the leaves of the Psychotria  …


Patient Perspective on Psychedelic Therapy - Q and A

A personal Q&A from two patients of psychedelic therapy:   Psilocybin for depression – Michael Bourne Michael Bourne is a 57-year-old website designer from the North East of England, who tried several unsuccessful depression treatments, including talking therapy and prescription medications, before turning to psilocybin clinical trials. Michael took part in research into psilocybin treatment  …


Psilocybin Therapy for Depression - Clinical Insights

After the release of the first comparison of psilocybin with an SSRI antidepressant, Michelle Baker Jones & Leonie Schneider explain what psilocybin therapy for depression involves. Leonie was a patient of Michelle in psilodep 1, and together they provide insight into psilocybin therapy from the perspective of both therapist and patient. Michelle Baker Jones is  …


#34 - Psilocybin vs Antidepressants

 Psilocybin is being heralded as a major breakthrough in the fight against depression, but how does it compare to the most effective treatment that doctors prescribe for depression? This week’s episode features Dr Robin Carhart-Harris, a British neuroscientist who has led some of the most influential psychedelic studies to date. Professor Nutt and Robin  …


Psilocybin Treatment for Depression - Clinical Insights

Psilocybin for depression is one of the most promising applications of psychedelic therapy. In particular, psilocybin therapy is being studied as an alternative to antidepressants in the treatment of treatment-resistant depression. In this Drug Science webinar, Dr Mourad Wahba explains the science behind psilocybin for depression, which is currently in clinical trials at a number  …


Women in Psychedelic Science - Part 2

This is the second Women in Psychedelic Science symposium to showcase the ground-breaking and outstanding work of women in psychedelics. The symposium provides a clinical perspective of psychedelic therapy, as well as developments in psychedelic fieldwork.   Psychedelic therapy – Clinical trials: Dr Sara Tai  A clinical psychologist and expert in psychotherapy in clinical trials  …