- A recent medical study found that psychedelic drugs showed promise as a treatment alternative for hard-to-treat depression
- Psychedelics were found to activate a greater number of serotonin 2A receptors then traditional antidepressant drugs, largely because of their ability to penetrated through cells’ fatty outer membranes
- The study reinforces the potential use of psychedelic drugs, and psilocybin in particular, as a treatment methodology for a variety of mental health related conditions
- Silo Pharma, a developmental stage biopharmaceutical company has long focused around merging traditional therapeutics with psychedelic research
In a study carried out between 2013 to 2016, researchers found that 8.1% of American adults aged 20 and over suffered from depression during any given 2-week period, with women nearly twice as likely than men to have had acute depression (https://ibn.fm/ygq4x). Whilst depression has long been treated with a combination of self-help, talking therapies and medicines, studies have previously found anti-depressant drug therapy to not be as effective as traditionally assumed. As a result, a recent study which found that psychedelic drugs could show promise as a therapeutic alternative in treating drug-resistant depression was greeted with some optimism within the sector (https://ibn.fm/cXz8A).
Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, rates of depression and anxiety skyrocketed, with many Americans turning to antidepressant medication to help them cope. Whilst 1 in 8 American adults were taking antidepressant drugs prior to the emergence of Covid (https://ibn.fm/FCKnZ), the figure rose by…
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