How psychedelic drugs can help patients face death

The results of a study showed that administering psilocybin to terminally ill subjects could be done safely while reducing the subjects’ anxiety and depression about their impending deaths. John Halpern, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is also mentioned as a physician who used psychedelic drugs in an effort to ease end-of-life anxieties in two patients with Stage 4 cancer.

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