“Psilocybin produced immediate, substantial, and sustained improvements in anxiety and depression and led to decreases in cancer-related demoralization and hopelessness, improved spiritual wellbeing, and increased quality of life.”
Ross et al. 2016
“Psilocybin produced large and significant decreases in clinician-rated and self-rated measures of depression, anxiety or mood disturbance, and increases in measures of quality of life, life meaning, death acceptance, and optimism. These effects were sustained at 6 months.”
Griffiths et al. 2016
We have developed a comprehensive reading list of original scientific research papers from the past decade relating to psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of end-of-life distress.
The items in this bibliography collectively document that more than 2000 doses of psilocybin have been safely administered since the early ‘90s.
Collectively, they indicate that psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy is an effective and low-risk treatment for end-of-life distress when conducted according to research-established protocols by suitably trained therapists.