Can psilocybin improve major depressive disorder? Original paper

In this randomized controlled trial conducted in the United States, psilocybin plus psychological support, compared to a placebo (niacin) plus psychological support, reduced depressive symptoms to a large degree and improved functional disability.

This Study Summary was published on December 1, 2023.

Quick Summary

In this randomized controlled trial conducted in the United States, psilocybin plus psychological support, compared to a placebo (niacin) plus psychological support, reduced depressive symptoms to a large degree and improved functional disability.

What was studied?

The effect of psilocybin (the main psychoactive component of “magic mushrooms”) on major depressive disorder.

The primary outcome was the change in depression scores, as measured by the Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS; higher scores indicate more severe depression) from baseline to day 43.

The secondary outcomes were the change in depression score from baseline to day 8 and the change in disability scores, as measured by the Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS), from baseline to day 43, the MADRS-defined sustained response (a 50% reduction in MADRS score), and the sustained remission (MADRS score less than 10) rates at days 8, 15, 29, and 43.

The exploratory outcomes included measures of anxiety, self-reported depression, and overall quality of life, as scored using validated questionnaires.

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Who was studied?

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How was it studied?

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What were the results?

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Anything else I need to know?

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This Study Summary was published on December 1, 2023.