02 Dec ‘Magic mushroom’ drug lifted ‘cloud of doom’ for cancer patients – CNN
“Patrick Mettes was overcome with frustration. He was anxious.
His bile duct cancer seemed to bring him more anguish than his wife, Lisa Callaghan, ever realized, she said at a news conference Wednesday.
In search of solace, Mettes volunteered for a study in which he was given a synthetic version of psilocybin, a compound found in mind-altering “magic mushrooms,” as a potential treatment for his anxiety and depressed mood.