Psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for cancer-related anxiety and depression

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Published: 23 Aug 2023
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Dr Moran Amit - The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA

Dr Moran Amit speaks to ecancer about their commentary on exploring psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for cancer-related anxiety and depression.

A quarter of cancer patients report depression, anxiety and death anxiety. Psychedelics like psilocybin have shown promise in treating these various psychological symptoms. Dr Amit talks about the clinical need for drugs like these to improve the quality of life of patients and help them deal with their disease better.

He further discusses the psychological effects psilocybin has shown in this setting and the results of the related studies so far

Dr Amit concludes by talking about his study regarding psilocybin and other psychedelics that are currently under investigation.