Anya Borissova

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Anya is a junior doctor, training in psychiatry in South London. She has worked as a clinical research fellow at the UCL Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit, investigating the effects of recreational cannabis use and on a clinical trial of ketamine. Anya coordinated an fMRI study of THC/THC+CBD to examine the acute effects in adolescents versus adults and has worked on a longitudinal study of the effects of recreational cannabis use in adolescents versus adults ( Prior to that, she has also worked on a clinical trial of ketamine for people with alcohol use disorder (


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Psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression: what are the effects on brain activity?


Anya Borissova summarises the therapeutic mechanisms of psilocybin in treatment-resistant depression and changes noticed in the amygdala and prefrontal cortex during emotional processing.

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LSD: can psychedelics treat mental illness?


Anya Borissova summarises a recent systematic review which brings together all of the randomised controlled trials of LSD as a treatment for mental illnesses, including alcohol and heroin dependency, depression and anxiety.

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