Effects of Psilocybin in Major Depressive Disorder

Principal Investigator: Roland Griffiths Ph.D.
Contact: Laura Doyle, 410-550-2253
Status: Active and Recruiting
Summary: The proposed pilot study will assess whether people with major depressive disorder experience psychological and behavioral benefits and/or harms from psilocybin. This study will investigate acute and persisting effects of psilocybin on depressive symptoms and other moods, attitudes, and behaviors. The primary hypothesis is that psilocybin will lead to rapid and sustained antidepressant response, as measured with standard depression rating scales.