Hallucinogen appears safe for some cancer patients

October 2010
Hospice Management Advisor;Oct2010, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p119
The article focuses the study by Charles S. Grob of University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center and colleagues, which reveals viability of psilocybin to improve mood of advanced-stage cancer and anxiety patients. Grob and colleagues assesses mood of patients prior and after treatment and found that psilocybin improve patients' mood after one and three months. They note drug effects similar to lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and suggests further study in long-neglected field.


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