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Friday, October 26, 2018

Psilocybin may become approved treatment for depression

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Timothy Leary and Robert Anton Wilson didn't live to see it, but it seems the taboo on using psychedelics for mental health treatment really is being lifted.

At Reason magazine, the reliably excellent Jacob Sullum reports that psilocybin is being recognized as a "breakthrough therapy" for treating depression. The news "represents a welcome return to empiricism in an area of public policy long driven by irrational prejudice," Sullum writes.

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