Progress of FDA approval of psilocybin, & associated risks & contraindications for use | Roland Griffiths

Parent Episode: Roland Griffiths, Ph.D. on Psilocybin, Psychedelic Therapies & Mystical Experiences

People who are terminally ill, such as those who have cancer, often experience feelings of depression and anxiety associated with facing a life-threatening illness. Psilocybin use, under safe, controlled conditions, may offer a means for helping address these feelings. Gaining FDA approval of psilocybin under these conditions is problematic, however, due to the negative connotations associated with the compound's use and the potential for harm when used in vulnerable populations. In this clip, Dr. Roland Griffiths discusses the potential uses, challenges, and risks associated with gaining FDA approval for psilocybin use as a therapeutic treatment.

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