Archived articles


Congressional briefing
Studying the healing power of psychedelics
Published Nov 21, 2023
JHU Congressional Briefing panelists explain how the controlled substances could transform mental health treatment
A master key
Published Fall 2023
Psychedelic drugs can reopen critical periods of brain development / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Psychedelic drugs reopen 'critical periods' for social learning
Published June 14, 2023
Johns Hopkins scientists say the findings in mice offer a new explanation for how psychedelic drugs work
Preparing for a new era of psychedelic treatment
Published Fall 2022
Johns Hopkins joins multi-university project to develop fellowships and training programs in psychedelic therapy / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Psilocybin treatment for major depression effective for up to a year for most patients, study shows
Published Feb 16, 2022
Patients receiving combined treatment of psilocybin and psychotherapy report experiencing longterm benefits of decreased depressive symptoms
Hopkins gets first NIH grant in 50 years for psychedelic treatment research
Published Oct 20, 2021
The nearly $4 million NIH grant will fund a multisite study of the effects of "magic mushrooms" and talk therapy on quitting smoking
The path forward for legal medical mushrooms
Published Dec 2, 2020
Johns Hopkins researcher Matthew Johnson discusses the future for psychedelics research in light of Oregon's measure to legalize psilocybin for clinical use
Inside a psilocybin playlist
Published Nov 11, 2020
Researchers rely on this carefully selected classical and contemporary music playlist to enhance the psychedelic experience for their patients during psilocybin studies
Psychedelic treatment with psilocybin shown to relieve major depression
Published Nov 11, 2020
The antidepressant effect of the psilocybin—the active compound in so-called magic mushrooms—was about four times greater than is typically seen in traditional antidepressants currently on the market
Drug policy
Scientists recommend reclassifying drug in 'magic' mushrooms
Published Sept 26, 2018
Psilocybin safety and abuse research shows that the drug has low potential for abuse and dependence, researchers say