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P450. Pilot Study Evaluation of Psilocybin Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa: Safety, Acceptability, and Preliminary Efficacy

      There has been minimal advancement in clinical treatments for anorexia nervosa (AN) over the past several decades. Considerable evidence suggests that altered brain serotonin (5-HT) function contributes to dysregulation of appetite, mood, motivation, and impulse control in AN. Psilocybin is a psychedelic whose mechanism of action is mediated by serotonin 2A (5-HT2A) receptor agonism, supporting the possibility that this drug might reverse AN symptoms.
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