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'The Psychedelic Drug Trial' - BBC 2 documentary, 9pm, 19th May 2021

Early in 2020 I took part in a drug trial run by Imperial College, London, comparing the active ingredient in magic mushrooms (psilocybin) with a conventional SSRI anti-depressant in the treatment of depression. This is the documentary that was made of the trial, following a small number of trial participants including myself. It originally aired on 19th May 2021 but it can still be viewed on iplayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000w7bq

I am extremely happy to have been able to contribute, albeit in a small way, to the opening out of the discussion about the treatment of depression, something which I have struggled with for most of my life. Further information can be found here https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/220873/the-future-psychedelic-science/