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Abstract Title:

Response of cluster headache to psilocybin and LSD.

Abstract Source:

Neurology. 2006 Jun 27 ;66(12):1920-2. PMID: 16801660

Abstract Author(s):

R Andrew Sewell, John H Halpern, Harrison G Pope

Article Affiliation:

R Andrew Sewell

Abstract:

The authors interviewed 53 cluster headache patients who had used psilocybin or lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) to treat their condition. Twenty-two of 26 psilocybin users reported that psilocybin aborted attacks; 25 of 48 psilocybin users and 7 of 8 LSD users reported cluster period termination; 18 of 19 psilocybin users and 4 of 5 LSD users reported remission period extension. Research on the effects of psilocybin and LSD on cluster headache may be warranted.

Study Type : Human Study

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