As using psychedelics as medicines for mental health conditions has become more popular, it has been an open question of whether substances such as psilocybin (magic mushrooms) can safely be combined with anti-depressants such as SSRIs.
Now, Compass Pathways (CMPS) has released a small study, which showed that it is in fact safe to combine the two drugs. This is the second such small study to come to this conclusion. Earlier this year, MindMed, (MNMD / MMED) had released data on a similar study, with similar results
However, it is important to note that these are two very small studies, and that nothing has been definitively proven yet.
Many argue that psychedelics like psilocybin should be a replacement for depression medications such as SSRIs, not another layer of medicine. While I am sympathetic to this view, we must ultimately follow the science.
Compass Pathways will use the results of this trial to inform the design of their upcoming phase 3 trial testing whether psilocybin can treat treatment resistant depression.
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