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The Psychedelic Drug Trial is now available on iPlayer. The film follows a pioneering team of scientists and therapists, led by Professor David Nutt, Dr Robin Carhart-Harris and Dr Rosalind Watts, as they compare the effects of psilocybin (the active ingredient of magic mushrooms) with an antidepressant, on a group of participants with clinical depression. This is scientific research at its most cutting edge. With 7.3 million people being prescribed antidepressants in England alone, this drug trial has the potential to revolutionise the lives of millions.
Filmed over 16 months, with access to every stage of the study, this film explores both the immediate and long-term impacts of the trial on the lives of participants. It investigates whether psychedelic drugs could help tackle one of the biggest medical challenges we face, and what it takes to conduct research in uncharted scientific territory.