- The study will examine treating symptoms of depression, anxiety, burnout and post-traumatic stress
- EMBARK is groundbreaking psychotherapy model that integrates leading clinical approaches to promote supportive healing with psychedelic medicine
- Cybin considers it an honor, duty to support healing processes of doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals, says CEO
In the first-ever study of its kind, Cybin (NEO: CYBN) (OTCQB: CLXPF), a biotechnology company focused on progressing psychedelic therapeutics, has announced that it is co-sponsoring a study focused on treating frontline clinicians experiencing COVID-related distress (https://ibn.fm/NvMAo). In addition to co-sponsoring the study, Cybin also announced the development of EMBARK, a groundbreaking psychotherapy model that integrates leading clinical approaches to promote supportive healing with psychedelic medicine.
“Our nation’s doctors, nurses and clinicians have been shouldering the burden of COVID-19 by taking care of the sickest among us,” said Dr. Alex Belser, Cybin’s chief clinical officer. “They’re experiencing high levels of anxiety, depression and burnout. Now it’s our turn to help them. We are sponsoring research to see if psychedelic medicine, when used with EMBARK’s supportive therapy, can help clinicians recover from COVID-related distress.”
The study, which Cybin will be co-sponsoring in a strategic collaboration with the University of Washington, will be hosted in Seattle, one of the cities hit hardest at the outset of the pandemic, and will be led by Dr. Anthony Back, a recognized leader in the fields of palliative care and oncology. The randomized, placebo-controlled trial of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy with psilocybin will examine treating symptoms of depression, anxiety, burnout and post-traumatic stress among frontline doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals.
“There is tremendous potential in a collaboration between the University of Washington and Cybin to move the field forward, and this project is an incredibly valuable initial step towards a productive future,” said Back, who will serve as primary investigator to the clinical trial.
Designed to support the initiative, Cybin’s EMBARK model was developed by Belser and PhD candidate Bill Brennan. Cybin noted that the development of EMBARK has been guided by leading process evidence for the clinical efficacy of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and demonstrated theories of therapeutic action to support healing. “EMBARK was designed as a transdiagnostic psychotherapy model that can be adapted to address a range of clinical indications and populations,” the company stated.
“For more than a year now, frontline clinicians and healthcare professionals have made immeasurable sacrifices to protect public health in their communities,” said Cybin CEO Doug Drysdale. “We consider it an honor and our duty to now help support their own healing processes, post-COVID-19. We are also delighted and proud to launch EMBARK, a ground-breaking psychotherapy model aimed at delivering best-practice, supportive healing in conjunction with psychedelic therapeutics. We look forward to working with and supporting Dr. Anthony Back on this important program.”
Cybin Corp., a leading biotech company focused on progressing psychedelic therapeutics, is on a mission to revolutionize mental health care. The company is focused on progressing psychedelic therapeutics by utilizing proprietary drug-discovery platforms, innovative drug-delivery systems, novel formulation approaches and treatment regimens for psychiatric disorders.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.Cybin.com.
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