The Future of Mental Health Will be Led by Psychedelics
Houston, Texas--(Newsfile Corp. - June 24, 2020) - Psychedelics could soon revolutionize the way we treat mental health.
Already, several studies found such treatments can help treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, opioid addiction, alcoholism, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. Psychiatrists at Johns Hopkins University even found that mushrooms can help with smoking cessation, and another study found it can assist with alcohol dependence.
Psilocybin and even LSD could also help treat eating disorders and obesity.
That's because psilocybin activates serotonin receptors, or "nature's own appetite suppressant," as noted by Psychology Today. "This powerful brain chemical curbs cravings and shuts off appetite. It makes you feel satisfied even if your stomach is not full. The result is eating less and losing weight."
LSD Could Help Treat Obesity and Eating Disorders
Yield Growth's majority owned subsidiary NeonMind just filed an additional provisional patent application related to using psychedelics as medicine. The patent application covers the administration of a compound selected from the group consisting of lysergic acid diethylamide and d-lysergic acid amide (and compounds with similar molecular structure)in combination with a 5-HT2A antagonist to treat compulsive eating disorder, obesity and related illnesses.
The patent application was filed by NeonMind on June 5, 2020, and Translational Life Sciences Inc. has a 20% interest as a co-collaborator on the development of intellectual property. "Our research with our scientific team into using psilocybin to treat compulsive eating and food cravings has led to paths of inquiry for research into expanded medical uses of psychedelics," says Penny White, NeonMind CEO, "we are excited to lay the groundwork for new areas of potential research for the future."
Psilocybin Could be a Weight Loss Secret
In addition, NeonMind just filed a U.S. provisional patent application in the United States for the invention relating to therapeutic administration of psilocybin or psilocin (or analogs thereof) combined with supportive therapeutic treatment for a patient to provide weight loss benefits and treatment for related health issues.
NeonMind previously announced that it filed a provisional patent in December 2019 for the use of microdose administration of Psilocybin for weight loss benefits. NeonMind has retained contract research organization Translational Life Sciences Inc. to design and plan an initial preclinical study using psilocybin which is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2020. The preclinical study is anticipated to provide data to design phase 2 human clinical trials to test Psilocybin as a weight loss treatment. The phase 2 clinical trials are anticipated to begin in 2021, subject to receiving all required regulatory approvals.
NeonMind's combined provisional patent applications cover the administration of Psilocybin to provide weight loss benefits and potential treatment or regulation of diabetes, and regulation of blood glucose, and to reduce susceptibility to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, chronic renal failure, sleep apnea, asthma, and certain forms of cancer.
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