Our Focus

The Psychedelic Research Group at Imperial focuses on two main research areas:

 The action of psychedelic drugs in the brain.

Their clinical utility, e.g. as aides to psychotherapy, with a particular focus on depression.

The group is lead by Dr Robin Carhart-Harris.


Our videos describing different aspects of what we do.

Can Magic Mushrooms Unlock Depression? | Rosalind Watts | TEDxOxford

Robin Carhart-Harris - Psychedelic drugs in science and medicine

EXCLUSIVE: Could magic mushrooms treat depression? BBC Newsnight

Can Magic Mushrooms treat depression?- Robin Carhart-Harris at New Scientist Live 2017

Mendel Kaelen: Psychological & Neurophysiological Effects of Music in Combination with Psychedelics

  • Karl on The administration of psilocybin to healthy hallucinogen experienced volunteersI'm Karl a 40.yr Old Male who's Depressed & got Anxiety who also would like 2 try Philosybin Treatment as I don't believe in the treatment available @ the moment
  • Roxene Saviano on The administration of psilocybin to healthy hallucinogen experienced volunteersHello, I am 63 years old and am struggling with severe depression. I used many psycedelics during my teens and well into my 20s. Actually used LSD as a method of marriage communication. It was very helpful. Now 35-40 years later and nothing helps thi…
  • Robert Kew on Help us treat depression!Hi. I would very much like to participate in a trial. I'm 49 and have suffered most of my life with anxiety and depression. I'm currently on dual reuptake inhibitors but they have limited effect for me. I've tried many, many things over the years to…
  • Patryk on The administration of psilocybin to healthy hallucinogen experienced volunteersHello everyone I'm on antidepressant from couple of years and I try many different types. Right now I have worst time ever. I try mushrooms which one found my self on last season 2016. I have found but that was very difficult for me. I go nearly ever…
  • terry hall on Help us treat depression!I would be very interested to hear about your research on your use of psychedelics , I would be very interested if you are looking for new volunteers for further trials , I am 50 years old and I have suffered with depression for 25 years and have fou…
  • Bob on The administration of psilocybin to healthy hallucinogen experienced volunteersHi, I have read your articles and I am currently on anti depressants. I have tried different kinds as I have mild PTSD from military service and suffer from depression constantly. I would very much like to assist and be a volunteer for future trials.
  • Chris noton on The administration of psilocybin to healthy hallucinogen experienced volunteersHello, I’m am 43 year old male living in oxford and suffered from depression and anxiety for 20 some years and I am a chronic suffer. I am very interested in participating on this type of drug trial. In my 20’s I have picked my own mushrooms once or…
  • Anonymous on Are you having a psychedelic experience in the near future?Hi All, I suffer from depression and anxiety and have done so for many years. After being placed on anti-depressants (again), I had a very bad response and the side effects of increased suicidal thoughts became unbearable. It was an everyday battle o…
Share this:

Leave a Comment