Washington lawmakers considering a bill to legalize psilocybin for medical treatment

KXLY.com | February 2, 2022

Washington lawmakers will consider legalizing the use of psilocybin to treat various illnesses like PTSD and depression. Nathan Sackett, MD, MS, told the committee: "Evidence currently suggests that psilocybin, when given in a controlled environment under the care of a provider, may significantly reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma and a range of substance abuse disorders."

Can magic mushrooms help ease anxiety and depression?

Right as Rain | November 15, 2021

Microdosing psilocybin has become trendy among people hoping to alleviate anxiety or increase creativity. Nathan Sackett, MD, MS, talks about its promise as a therapeutic agent and his plans to build a novel therapeutics research program that will explore the pairing of compounds like psilocybin and ketamine with behavioral interventions to treat addictions.

Nathan Sackett receives Clinician Scientist Transition (CST) Award to develop novel therapeutics

Department news | June 30, 2021

Nathan Sackett, MD, MS, is the first recipient of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences new Clinician Scientist Transition (CST) Award. Funded by philanthropic and departmental support, the award provides funds to advance the career of clinician scientists who are committed to starting careers in clinical or translational research. Finding time to pursue research interests is difficult while fully engaged in clinical and teaching responsibilities, and the CST Award supports this career trajectory by protecting a clinician scientist’s time to do so.