Étiquette : escitalopram

Trial of Psilocybin versus Escitalopram for Depression, Robin Carhart-Harris et al., 2021

Trial of Psilocybin versus Escitalopram for Depression Robin Carhart-Harris, Ph.D., Bruna Giribaldi, B.Sc., Rosalind Watts, D.Clin.Psy., Michelle Baker-Jones, B.A., Ashleigh Murphy-Beiner, M.Sc., Roberta Murphy, M.D., Jonny Martell, M.D., Allan Blemings, M.Sc., David Erritzoe, M.D. and David J. Nutt, M.D.New England Journal of Medicine, 2021, 384, 1402-1411Doi : 10.1056/NEJMoa2032994 Abstract Background Psilocybin may have antidepressant properties, but direct comparisons between psilocybin and established treatments for depression are lacking. Methods In a phase 2, double-blind, randomized, controlled trial involving patients with long-standing, moderate-to-severe major depressive disorder, we compared psilocybin with escitalopram, a selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor, over a 6-week period. Patients were assigned in a 1:1 ratio to receive [...]

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Psilocybin Matches SSRI for Moderate-to-Severe Depression in Phase 2 Study, Sarah Edmonds, 2021

Psilocybin Matches SSRI for Moderate-to-Severe Depression in Phase 2 Study Sarah Edmonds Medscape Medical News, April 14, 2021   The psychedelic drug psilocybin performed just as well as a widely used antidepressant in easing the symptoms of major depression, and outperformed the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) on a range of secondary measures, results of a small-scale phase 2 study show. In a 6-week trial that included 59 patients with moderate-to-severe depression, there was no significant difference between the impact of high-dose psilocybin on the study's primary yardstick — the 16-item Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology–Self-Report (QIDS-SR-16) — and that of selective serotonin reuptake [...]

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