Medicine/Healing

A Melbourne Hospital will trial [synthetic psilocybin] therapy for dying patients

 “What we try to do in palliative care at the moment is to relieve the pain and suffering as much as possible by giving people pain medication. But morphine’s not going to take away their anxiety or their depression.”

Certain people have further suggested that palliative [synthetic] psilocybin could be used to help those who are actively seeking euthanasia, and prevent them from wanting to take their own lives. However, despite these advantages, St Vincent’s director of palliative medicine Associate Professor Mark Boughey is anticipating that “there will be some degree of backlash because everyone will assume this is just about magic mushrooms. “But if you look at the studies,” he says, “[synthetic psiloycbin] it has minimal… serious adverse effects… it has great potential.”

Original Article (Vice):
Scientists Want to Try Using Shrooms to Revive People in Vegetative States
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