Psilocybin Benefits in Cancer Sustained Nearly 5 Years Later Psilocybin Benefits in Cancer Sustained Nearly 5 Years Later

Cancer patients who were treated with one dose of psilocybin plus psychotherapy for depression and anxiety reported benefits on emotional and existentialist distress events 5 years later.Medscape Medical News
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