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Colorado University to Study How Psilocybin Affects Mental Health of Cancer Patients

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Our mortality is too scary for most of us to consider, but people with terminal cancer don’t have a choice. Receiving such terrible news can bring on feelings of anxiety, depression and despair, according to researchers with the University of Colorado, but they believe there’s something out there that can lessen the mental suffering: psilocybin.

For the first time ever, the National Cancer Institute is funding a study that will look into psilocybin’s effect on the emotional and mental suffering of terminal cancer patients. Led by CU doctors Stacy Fischer and Jim Grigsby, the study will monitor patients who undergo extensive sessions of psychotherapy, during which each participant will receive 25 milligrams of psilocybin, a “moderate to high dose” that is enough for ego dissolution,…

Thomas Mitchell

2023-03-10 05:56:00

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