Pilot study of psilocybin treatment for anxiety in patients with advanced-stage cancer.

TitlePilot study of psilocybin treatment for anxiety in patients with advanced-stage cancer.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsGrob, CS, Danforth AL, Chopra GS, Hagerty M, McKay CR, Halberstadt AL, Greer GR
JournalArchives of general psychiatry
Volume68
Issue1
Pagination71-8
Date Published2011 Jan
ISSN1538-3636
KeywordsAdult, Affect, Anxiety, Double-Blind Method, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Hallucinogens, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Neoplasm Staging, Neoplasms, Personality Inventory, Pilot Projects, Psilocybine, Time Factors, Treatment Outcome
Abstract

Researchers conducted extensive investigations of hallucinogens in the 1950s and 1960s. By the early 1970s, however, political and cultural pressures forced the cessation of all projects. This investigation reexamines a potentially promising clinical application of hallucinogens in the treatment of anxiety reactive to advanced-stage cancer.

DOI10.1002/jts.20652
Alternate JournalArch. Gen. Psychiatry