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Psychedelic compounds are huge in numbers to be researched and there can be much to get into these clinical trials. So, if you are one of them interested in volunteering yourself into this research then this is the right article for you.
Let us get started knowing about the medicines used in this psychedelic research study.
Various medicines are being tested and researched through this clinical trial process. This will be apart from the cannabis and the cannabinoid system.
This therapy is being led by a Multidisciplinary association of Psychedelics studies, which is used as a treatment for Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
This is a psychoactive ingredient that is found in mushrooms with psychedelic properties. It is also undergoing a lot of studies that are helping in the treatment of resistant depression, anxiety in cancer patients and even alcohol-related disorders.
This is prescribed mainly for depression and anxiety-related problems. It is FDA-approved whereas clinical trials are still underway for the efficacy, safety and novel uses in case of depression problems.
4. Other compounds
Other than the above three, many other compounds are being researched for their cases, safety profiles and efficiency. This includes Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), Ibogaine and Ayuhuasca which are said to have the potential to treat different health issues.
Due to various factors, the above compounds are still thought to be difficult to arrange for clinical trials.
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Who runs this psychedelic research?
Many eligible organizations run this research.
- Universities: Many universities have started this research like John Hopkins, NYU and more.
- Private companies: There are many private companies like Compass Pathways, ATAI Life Sciences and others that perform this research.
- Non-profit organizations and institutes: This includes MAPS, Heffter Institute, Usona, Beckley Foundation and more.
What is the eligibility?
For you to be a psilocybin research volunteer you need to be eligible for:
- Specific age range
- Specific medical diagnosis
- Location and the availability
- Specific gender
- Treatment-resistant designations
So if you have found any such research study that you can concentrate on, then you need to first check for these eligibility criteria.
What are the different conditions that are being studied?
There are a wide variety of health conditions that are to be looked upon.
- Anxiety and depression
- Suicidal problems
- Substance use and eating disorder
- Treatment-resistant depression
What are the risks and the considerations to be looked upon?
There are a number of considerations that are to be taken into account before you opt for the research study:
As most of these clinical trials are still in Phase 2 and Phase 3 trials, there are still unique health and safety about you that are needed to be considered before you enrol into this research study.
The main goal of this clinical trial is to determine the efficacy, but remember that there is no guarantee that your condition will be improved as it might also get worsened.
In this study, you do not want to pay for it, but there are chances of you getting emotionally and physically tired. It is all about your time investment, which can take weeks to even months to get the results, so you need to be ready for the same