The psychedelic renaissance: the next trip for psychiatry?

  title={The psychedelic renaissance: the next trip for psychiatry?},
  author={John R. Kelly and Anne Pimlott Baker and Muneef Babiker and Lisa Burke and C. Brennan and Veronica O’Keane},
  journal={Irish journal of psychological medicine},
The psychedelic research renaissance is gaining traction. Preliminary clinical studies of the hallucinogenic fungi, psilocybin, with psychological support, have indicated improvements in mood, anxiety and quality of life. A seminal, open-label study demonstrated marked reductions in depression symptoms in participants with treatment-resistant depression (TRD). The associated neurobiological processes involve alterations in brain connectivity, together with altered amygdala and default mode… 

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