Could psilocybin (a mushroom psychedelic) be used for treating depression? And how does it work?
I’m trying to figure that out at Translational Neuropsychiatry Unit (TNU) in Aarhus as a research year student, investigating the antidepressive effect and molecular mechanisms of psilocybin.
We recently published this article in Acta Neuropsychiatrica, showing that psilocybin lacks an antidepressant-like effect in the Flinders Sensitive Line, a genetic rat model of depression. This doesn’t have to mean that psilocybin cannot have an antidepressant effect, but rather that a different animal model would be better for studying psilocybin.
Systematic reviews of preclinical research is another field I’m involved in – ask me anything.
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