World’s largest study on naturalistic [non-clinical, real-world settings] psilocybin use… reveals lasting therapeutic benefits
The study, which represents the world’s largest longitudinal dataset on naturalistic psilocybin use to date, is published in Frontiers in Psychiatry and indicates broad therapeutic potential of a single dose of psilocybin to produce lasting improvements in mental health and wellbeing… data was collected from surveying 8,006 participants over a two year period… self-reported information on the health effects of psilocybin consumption in real-world settings.
“Outside of clinical research settings, psilocybin is capable of producing significant and persisting changes in psychological health and wellbeing, such as reductions in anxiety, depression and alcohol misuse,” said Unlimited Sciences Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer Matthew X. Lowe, Ph.D. “Additionally, our results indicate lasting changes in psychological functioning such as increased cognitive flexibility, emotion regulation and spiritual wellbeing, and even alterations to personality traits such as increased extraversion and reduced neuroticism.” A series of six sequential surveys administered over several months sought to characterize self-reported psilocybin use patterns and subjective drug effects, as well as assess changes to physical and mental health, personality, well-being, and psychological functioning before to after psilocybin use.
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