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.

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MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for alcohol use disorder: is it feasible?

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Anya Borissova reviews a recent UK pilot study which suggests that MDMA-assisted psychotherapy is a feasible intervention to use in people with alcohol use disorder. Now we need randomised trials that can reliably measure safety and effectiveness.

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

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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?

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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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