Study to treat front-line clinicians suffering COVID stress with psilocybin
A small study out of the University of Washington School of Medicine will assess if psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy can help alleviate depression and anxiety in healthcare workers who are working the front lines of the pandemic.
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The study will be led by Dr. Anthony Back, a professor of medicine and founding co-director of the University of Washington Center for Excellence in Palliative Care.
“We’re looking for doctors, nurses and advance-practice providers who have clinically significant symptoms of depression and anxiety. We hope to help them address their feelings of grief, inadequacy and moral distress as a result of caring for COVID patients,” Dr. Back said in
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