A recent clinical trial compared the effects of psilocybin, a psychedelic drug found in magic mushrooms, to escitalopram, a conventional antidepressant. In this video, I will take a quick first look at the most important clinical trial in psychedelic research to date.
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Trial of Psilocybin versus Escitalopram for Depression
Robin Carhart-Harris, Ph.D., Bruna Giribaldi, B.Sc., Rosalind Watts, D.Clin.Psy., Michelle Baker-Jones, B.A., Ashleigh Murphy-Beiner, M.Sc., Roberta Murphy, M.D., Jonny Martell, M.D., Allan Blemings, M.Sc., David Erritzoe, M.D., and David J. Nutt, M.D.
N Engl J Med 2021; 384:1402-1411