UPDATE: Thank you for participating! The Bipolar Psilocybin survey is now closed.
Analysing and publishing results takes time, so please note the results will not be in for a few months at least. Thank you for your patience!
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“Shrooming” with Bipolar Disorder: A Psilocybin Survey
Magic Mushrooms and Bipolar Disorder: Share Your Experiences
The University of California, San Francisco BAND Lab is seeking adults (age 18+) who have been diagnosed with a Bipolar Disorder and previously taken Psilocybin/Hallucinogenic “Magic” Mushrooms to complete a survey about their experiences.
The purpose of this study is to provide an understanding of potential risks and benefits for future research regarding psilocybin assisted therapy.
The survey is now closed. Thank you for your incredible response!
Survey World Map
(Updated: Nov 12, 2020)
244 people from around the world have shared their experiences on the survey!
Check out this interactive map to see where they have connected from:
In the video below, Dr. Mollie Pleet, clinical psychologist and research fellow at the BAND Lab, introduces the study!
The Bipolar Psilocybin Project (BiPsi)
Recently, the University of California San Francisco BAND Lab has begun exploring the therapeutic effects of psychedelic medicines. They’ve specifically been focusing on studies using psilocybin, which is the primary psychoactive component of magic mushrooms.
The BAND Lab will soon conduct the world’s first clinical trial of psilocybin therapy for people with bipolar depression. In order to conduct that study in as safe and supportive a way as possible, they’ve teamed up with us at CREST.BD to conduct an online survey exploring the experiences that people with bipolar disorder have had when using magic mushrooms.
If you, or anyone who know has bipolar disorder and has ever taken a full dose of magic mushrooms, please consider taking and sharing our survey. Your contributions will help support the BAND Lab’s goal of improving the treatments available for people with bipolar disorder!
For more information:
This study is administered by UCSF’s BAND Lab. The principal investigator is Dr. Joshua Woolley, you can contact his lab at the email listed above.
Previous Posts About the Study
The goal of the study? To assess the safety, impact, and cultural practices of “magic mushroom” use among adults with bipolar disorder.