“It’s safer, Dr. Hutson said, to try psilocybin as part of a study than on your own or in one of the treatment clinics that have popped up. In these trials, patients attend appointments to prepare for and process their psychedelic trip with a professional in an environment where any side effects can be managed.” An excellent overview from Kat Eschner of The New York Times on some of the potential benefits and risks of psychedelic treatments, and the importance of professional clinical guidance and supervision.  #psychedelics #psychedelicscience #psilocybin #psychedelictherapy #clinicaltrials #mentalhealth #psychotherapy