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Department of Psychiatry

A Pilot Study of the Effects of Psilocybin on OCD Symptom Severity

Presenter Details
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Francisco Moreno, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Arizona COM-T & UAHS Associate Vice President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Moreno is tenured Professor of Psychiatry. He has been conducting research in biology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, geared to improve our understanding of the brain basis for mental illness and the underlying mechanism of action of antidepressants/antianxiety drugs, and treatment resistance. He is conducting transdisciplinary research in the use of psilocybin for the treatment of OCD and collaboratively exploring brain imaging and electrophysiology biomarkers of treatment response.

Additional Information

The educational objective for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence, and patient care. Psychiatry Grand Rounds are held on Wednesdays (September-May) from 12 to 1 p.m. Be sure to log into your CME account and complete the evaluation to receive credit.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe mechanism of action of psilocybin

  • Discuss risks and benefits associated with the potential use of psilocybin in clinical practice

  • Consider potential development of innovative treatments based on mechanisms of action illustrated with the use of psychedelic agents like psilocybin

CME Credit/Disclaimer

All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 12:00pm




Jamie Manser
College of Medicine – Tucson
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