How Dr. Monnica Williams Created Canada’s First Psychedelic Master’s Degree Program: ‘Nobody Took Me Seriously’

After two long years of preparing documents and presenting to various committees, the program is in its final stages, and the University of Ottawa will soon begin accepting applications for the fall semester.

Jada Pinkett Smith Tackles Exclusion of People of Color From Psychedelic Research on ‘Red Table Talk’

“We know nothing scientific about psychedelics and people of color and how appropriate our treatments are for people in those communities," says psychedelic researcher Dr. Monnica Wiliams.
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American Overdose Deaths Reach Record High During COVID Pandemic—And New Study Shows Psychedelics Can Help

“After adjusting for a range of potential confounders, psychedelic use remained independently associated with a significantly reduced odds of subsequent daily opioid use,” researchers say.
How does Time of Day Influence LSD Microdosing? New Study Hopes to Find Out

How does Time of Day Influence LSD Microdosing? New MindMed Study Hopes to Find Out

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"Our goal is to provide insight on key parameters that may impact and explain the mechanisms behind low-dose treatments," says MindMed Executive President Dr. Miri Halperin Wernli.

Largest Psilocybin Therapy Trial Ever Conducted Shows Depressive Symptoms Rapidly Reduce

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“A single dose of psilocybin generated a rapid response that lasted up to 12 weeks,” explains principal investigator Dr. David J. Hellerstein, who was evaluating Compass Pathways' novel drug formulation COMP360.
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Why We’re Excited About Compass Pathways’ New Clinical Trial Treating PTSD with Psilocybin

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Compass Pathways (Nasdaq: CMPS) has announced the launch of a brand new psychedelic clinical trial, using psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) to treat PTSD, and there are multiple reasons to be excited about it. The Phase-2…
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Parents Are Very Open to Ketamine Therapy for Kids, Study Finds

“As parents maintain decision-making capacity of their child’s medical care, parental consent is a key factor in the adoption of new treatments for adolescents," study authors explain.
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Psychedelic Users Experienced Less Psychological Stress During COVID-19 Lockdowns, Study Finds

Researchers found stress further reduced for the participants that use psychedelic drugs at least once every six months.
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FDA Authorizes Cybin Device to Quantify Psychedelics’ Effects on the Brain

"This study of ketamine’s psychedelic effects while wearing headgear equipped with sensors to record brain activity could open up new frontiers of understanding," says Cybin's chief clinical officer.
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Psychedelics Help Heal Childhood Trauma, Study Finds

Researchers find that there were significantly lower levels of complex trauma symptoms and feelings of internalized shame in study participants that had used psychedelics therapeutically.