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Psilocybin clinical trials at UCLA

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  • Pragmatic Trial of Psilocybin Therapy in Palliative Care

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    This multicenter, triple-blind, phase 2, randomized controlled trial will evaluate the efficacy and safety of psilocybin therapy compared to an active control in treating demoralization in adults near the end of life (≤2 years life expectancy).

  • Psilocybin-assisted CBT for Depression

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    The primary objectives of this clinical investigation are to (1) determine the feasibility of joining psilocybin treatment with CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy) for patients with depression, (2) optimize CBT to most effectively integrate the psilocybin experience with psychotherapy and (3) determine the initial efficacy of psilocybin as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for major depressive disorder. Psilocybin will be administered orally in two doses during the course of 12 sessions of CBT to eligible study participants - a 10mg dose following the third session and a 25mg dose following the sixth session. Participants will be in active treatment for the first 4 months (psilocybin + CBT) of the study and then followed for an additional 3-months following the termination of CBT.

    Los Angeles, California

  • Profile of Psilocybin for Cocaine Use Disorder

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    The purpose of this study is to establish the safe administration of psilocybin in individuals with cocaine use disorder in terms of cardiovascular (e.g., heart rate) and subjective (e.g., mood) effects. The study's subject population consists of men and women between the ages of 21 and 55 from the Los Angeles area that meet criteria for cocaine use disorder and express an interest in ceasing cocaine use. 25 mg oral psilocybin will be administered to 10 individuals (separately) during a single laboratory visit. The laboratory visit will take place from 9 am until 3 pm within a comfortable, living room like environment. Within this study session room, participants will be accompanied by two clinicians. Participants will then consume the psilocybin capsule, and thereafter will be encouraged to lie down on a couch and introspect on the experience. At one-hour intervals following ingestion, participants will be tested briefly for changes in heart rate, blood pressure, and subjective effects. No blood draws, behavioral assessments, or neuroimaging is included in the study. Following the laboratory visit, investigators will check-in on participants remotely, after 48 hours, and 10, 50, and 90 days from the psilocybin session.

    Los Angeles, California

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