Patients’ Accounts of Increased “Connectedness” and “Acceptance” After Psilocybin for Treatment-Resistant Depression

  title={Patients’ Accounts of Increased “Connectedness” and “Acceptance” After Psilocybin for Treatment-Resistant Depression},
  author={R. Watts and Camilla Day and Jacob Krzanowski and D. Nutt and R. Carhart-Harris},
  journal={Journal of Humanistic Psychology},
  pages={520 - 564}
  • R. Watts, Camilla Day, +2 authors R. Carhart-Harris
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Humanistic Psychology
  • Objective: To identify patients’ perceptions of the value of psilocybin as a treatment for depression. Method: Twenty patients enrolled in an open-label trial of psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression participated in a semistructured interview at 6-month follow-up. Thematic analysis was used to identify patients’ experiences of the treatment and how it compared with previous treatments. Results: Two main change processes were identified in relation to the treatment. The first concerned… CONTINUE READING
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