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UK Government issues rapid response on psychedelic research

Published 4 days ago

on 24th August 2023

By Stephanie Price 

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UK Government issues rapid response on psychedelic research

With a rise in clinical trials investigating psychedelics for a number of mental health conditions, the UK’s Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) has issued a rapid response on psychedelic research.

In May, the UK saw a parliamentary debate discussing psilocybin access, where a group of crossparty MPs called for the rescheduling of psilocybin to remove barriers to research. Buy Good Trip Mushroom Chocolate Bar

The MP’s demanded an urgent review of the evidence for psilocybin’s current status as a Schedule 1 drug under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, “with a view to rescheduling”, as psychedelics are showing promise in increasing clinical research as innovative treatments for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Buy Good Trip Mushroom Chocolate Bar

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Ahead of the debate, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, non-profit Heroic Hearts UK – which helps provide veterans legal access to psychedelic therapies, and other leading mental health charities wrote letters to the Veterans Minister and the Minister of State for Crime, Policing and Fire, urging them to champion access for patients in the UK. Buy Good Trip Mushroom Chocolate Bar

Driven by this rise in interest, the UK’s Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) has published a rapid response in a bid to elucidate the topic for policymakers. The body is one of the first of its kind in the world, sourcing independent analysis of public policy issues relating to science and tech for government.  Buy Good Trip Mushroom Chocolate Bar

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Jo Neill, Professor of Psychopharmacology at The University of Manchester, UK, acted as an independent peer reviewer for the response, alongside Professor David Nutt, Head of Imperial College’s Centre for Psychedelic Research.

Neill told Psychedelic Health: “I was delighted to be able to peer review this thorough and well-researched policy briefing on psychedelic-assisted therapy to treat severe depression, by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. 

“It is very encouraging that Parliament is starting to engage with the enormous clinical potential of psychedelic medicine, particularly at a time when mental health disorders are at an all-time high. 

“New therapies are urgently needed and psychedelics could provide just that. Given the weight of evidence presented in this new POST note, enabling safe patient access on the NHS must be a key priority for Parliament.”

Professor Nutt added: “I am very pleased with this report which shows how important this line of research and antidepressant clinical development is.

“I hope that both Houses of Parliament take it seriously and begin the process of rescheduling psilocybin and MDMA for treatment-resistant patients like Australia has just done.”

See also Australian patients can now access psilocybin and MDMA

The response looks at how effective psychedelic medicines could be and what regulatory and legal challenges face their use, exploring topics such as “What are psychedelics?” and “How do psychedelic drugs act on the body?”.

In particular, it delves into the current research and knowledge on the substances psilocybin and ketamine, highlighting recent advances that have already been made in the UK in relation to psychedelics

These include the establishment of a partnership between the Institute for Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, South London NHS Foundation Trust and COMPASS Pathways to investigate the use of psychedelics for TRD.

POST stated in the report: “POST will publish further work on the use of psychedelic drugs for a wider range of mental health conditions, its role in elucidating other aspects of brain function, and stakeholder perspectives on their use, later in 2023. This Rapid Response focuses on their potential as a treatment for depression, given recent parliamentary interest.”

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