COMP360 psilocybin therapy in treatment-resistant depression: phase IIb results
COMPASS Pathways announces positive topline results from phase IIb trial results of COMP360 psilocybin therapy for treatment-resistant depression
We have completed the largest randomised, controlled, double-blind psilocybin therapy study ever done. The topline results show rapid and sustained response for patients receiving a single 25mg dose of COMP360 psilocybin with psychological support.
We're really excited to see what we discovered in this study, seeing so many patients actually benefiting ...
George Goldsmith, CEO and Co-founder, COMPASS Pathways
This study is one of the most interesting that's come along really this century in terms of being innovative ...
Professor Allan Young, Director of the Centre for Affective Disorders at King’s College London, and Principal Investigator on the trial’s site at King’s College London – Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience*
It's really exciting to see that this kind of finding was the result of a rigorous study ...
Professor David Hellerstein, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Principal Investigator on the trial’s site at Columbia University, New York**
We are transforming the patient experience in mental health care. We think differently about mental health and are acting urgently to deliver innovation that will enable people to live happier and healthier lives.
About the trial
Our randomised controlled phase IIb study of psilocybin therapy in treatment-resistant depression is the largest psilocybin therapy clinical trial ever conducted, with 233 patients across 22 sites in 10 European and North American countries. This trial assessed the safety and efficacy of COMP360 psilocybin therapy in three doses: 1mg, 10mg, 25mg.
The patient journey
Patients are at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to transforming mental health care and the patient experience, bringing innovation to patients in a way that prioritises safety, inclusion, transparency and access. Throughout our trial, we worked to ensure that patients were prepared for their psilocybin therapy and felt supported and safe at all times.
Patients tend to approach the day with openness to whatever comes up ...
Wendy Hall, RMN and lead therapist, Newcastle
The patient experience
To prepare themselves psychologically for a psilocybin therapy session, patients were invited to watch an animated video highlighting some of the experiences they might face during their session.
The role of the therapist
A core element of psilocybin therapy is the psychological support provided by specially trained therapists. All therapists on this trial were trained according to the COMPASS Pathways therapist training protocol. Therapists supported patients through three phases: preparation, psilocybin administration, integration.
It's really important that patients have a competent, trained clinician to help guide them through their experience ...
Dr Elizabeth Nielson, psychologist and lead trainer on our therapist training programme
A safe therapeutic relationship where there's genuine trust, genuine caring, genuine confidentiality, safety ...
Dr Bill Richards, Clinical Care Advisor and a lead trainer on our therapist training programme***