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Johns Hopkins researchers to study psilocybin as a treatment for anorexia in Phase 1 trial

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University are exploring psilocybin as a potential treatment for chronic anorexia nervosa.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Psychedelic Research Unit are launching a Phase 1 trial into the safety and efficacy of ‘magic mushroom’ ingredient psilocybin as a treatment for anorexia nervosa.

Anorexia nervosa has the highest rate of mortality of any psychiatric disorder. In 2017, a study found the psychedelic Ayahuasca showed promise as a treatment for the condition.

Illegal psilocybin shows promise in treatment of depression

A double-blind study of psilocybin, the hallucinogenic drug chemical found in ‘magic mushrooms’,  has been found to have substantial mental health benefits in those suffering from life-threatening cancer diagnosis. Patients were found to have relief from symptoms of cancer-related anxiety of depression for up to six months after being treaetd with a large dose of the drug.

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