The BDD Foundation is raising funds for research into psilocybin (derived from magic mushrooms) for BDD at King’s College London under Professor David Veale .
There are promising results in previous trials in depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and PTSD. The aim of the research is therefore to investigate the safety and effectiveness of psilocybin, given under one off medically supportive conditions. This will be done in a randomised, controlled trial for people with treatment resistant body dysmorphic disorder. Research in psilocybin is expensive mainly because it is a Class 1 illegal substance. It is however very safe if appropriate screening and support is provided. Our budget is £240,000 and so far we have raised £50,000.
We’d like to start in Summer 2021.
This is a brief presentation on psilocybin for BDD: https://www.ocduk.org/conference/conference-map/breakout/using-psilocybin-in-therapy/#video
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