Brian Anderson, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave, #7M1
San Francisco CA 94110
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    San Francisco VA Medical CenterPostdoctoral Research Fellowship2018-20Advanced Neurosciences
    StanfordMD2008-14School of Medicine
    London School of EconomicsMSc2010-11Sociology
    University of PennsylvaniaBA2003-07Biochemistry
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    UCSF Department of Psychiatry2018Academic Scholarship Award
    SFGH2015Krevans Award for Patient Care
    Society for Medical Anthropology ADTSG2011Annual Student Paper Prize

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    1. Older adults in psychedelic-assisted therapy trials: A systematic review. J Psychopharmacol. 2024 Jan; 38(1):33-48. Bouchet L, Sager Z, Yrondi A, Nigam KB, Anderson BT, Ross S, Petridis PD, Beaussant Y. PMID: 38240068.
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    2. Psychedelics in Addiction Treatment-Navigating a Sociopolitical Rift. JAMA Neurol. 2024 Jan 16. Mehtani NJ, Anderson BT, Mitchell JM. PMID: 38227310.
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    3. Misinterpretations and Omissions: A Critical Response to Goodwin and Colleagues' Commentary on Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy. Am J Psychiatry. 2024 Jan 01; 181(1):74-75. O'Donnell KC, Anderson BT, Barrett FS, Bogenschutz MP, Grob CS, Hendricks PS, Kelmendi B, Nayak SM, Nicholas CR, Paleos CA, Stauffer CS, Gukasyan N. PMID: 38161295.
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    4. Psychedelic Science, Contemplative Practices, and Indigenous and Other Traditional Knowledge Systems: Towards Integrative Community-Based Approaches in Global Health. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2023 Nov-Dec; 55(5):523-538. Urrutia J, Anderson BT, Belouin SJ, Berger A, Griffiths RR, Grob CS, Henningfield JE, Labate BC, Maier LJ, Maternowska MC, Weichold F, Yaden DB, Magar V. PMID: 37747281.
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    5. Psychedelic Research and Therapeutic Practices: Embracing Communities, Groups, and Traditional Knowledge. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2023 Nov-Dec; 55(5):519-522. Magar V, Urrutia J, Anderson BT. PMID: 37842876.
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    6. Psychedelic therapies reconsidered: compounds, clinical indications, and cautious optimism. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2024 Jan; 49(1):96-103. Mitchell JM, Anderson BT. PMID: 37479859; PMCID: PMC10700471.
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    7. Commentary: Evidence-Informed Recommendation to Achieve Approximate Parity in the Allowed Number of Doses for Common Psychedelics. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2023 Apr 16; 1-5. Thomas KL, Jesse R, Mehtani NJ, Mitchell JM, Anderson BT. PMID: 37061961.
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    8. Policy considerations that support equitable access to responsible, accountable, safe, and ethical uses of psychedelic medicines. Neuropharmacology. 2022 11 15; 219:109214. Belouin SJ, Averill LA, Henningfield JE, Xenakis SN, Donato I, Grob CS, Berger A, Magar V, Danforth AL, Anderson BT. PMID: 35973601; PMCID: PMC9536012.
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    9. If the Doors of Perception Were Cleansed, Would Chronic Pain be Relieved? Evaluating the Benefits and Risks of Psychedelics. J Pain. 2022 10; 23(10):1666-1679. Dworkin RH, Anderson BT, Andrews N, Edwards RR, Grob CS, Ross S, Satterthwaite TD, Strain EC. PMID: 35643270.
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    10. Special considerations for evaluating psilocybin-facilitated psychotherapy in vulnerable populations. Neuropharmacology. 2022 08 15; 214:109127. Ortiz CE, Dourron HM, Sweat NW, Garcia-Romeu A, MacCarthy S, Anderson BT, Hendricks PS. PMID: 35577136.
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    11. Comment and Response: (Lugo-Radillo & Cortez-Lopez, 2020) Long-Term Amelioration of OCD Symptoms in a Patient with Chronic Consumption of Psilocybin-Containing Mushrooms. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2022 Sep-Oct; 54(4):324-327. Fitzpatrick CM, Anderson BT, Agin-Liebes G, Guydish J. PMID: 35083957.
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    12. The Potential of Psychedelics for End of Life and Palliative Care. Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2022; 56:169-184. Yaden DB, Nayak SM, Gukasyan N, Anderson BT, Griffiths RR. PMID: 34958455.
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    13. Psilocybin-Assisted Group Therapy and Attachment: Observed Reduction in Attachment Anxiety and Influences of Attachment Insecurity on the Psilocybin Experience. ACS Pharmacol Transl Sci. 2021 Apr 09; 4(2):526-532. Stauffer CS, Anderson BT, Ortigo KM, Woolley J. PMID: 33860182; PMCID: PMC8033604.
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    14. Psychedelic medicine: safety and ethical concerns. Lancet Psychiatry. 2020 10; 7(10):829-830. Anderson BT, Danforth AL, Grob CS. PMID: 32949507.
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    15. Psilocybin-assisted group therapy for demoralized older long-term AIDS survivor men: An open-label safety and feasibility pilot study. EClinicalMedicine. 2020 Oct; 27:100538. Anderson BT, Danforth A, Daroff PR, Stauffer C, Ekman E, Agin-Liebes G, Trope A, Boden MT, Dilley PJ, Mitchell J, Woolley J. PMID: 33150319; PMCID: PMC7599297.
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    16. Psychedelic-Assisted Group Therapy: A Systematic Review. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2019 Apr-Jun; 51(2):174-188. Trope A, Anderson BT, Hooker AR, Glick G, Stauffer C, Woolley JD. PMID: 30950777; PMCID: PMC6650145.
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    17. Violence, addiction, recovery: An anthropological study of Mexico's anexos. Transcult Psychiatry. 2016 08; 53(4):445-64. Garcia A, Anderson B. PMID: 27535824; PMCID: PMC5531188.
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    18. 'Spirituality' and 'cultural adaptation' in a Latino mutual aid group for substance misuse and mental health. BJPsych Bull. 2015 Aug; 39(4):191-5. Anderson BT, Garcia A. PMID: 26755953; PMCID: PMC4706138.
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    19. The Therapeutic Use of Ayahuasca (Labate & Cavnar, Eds). Healing with Yagé: An Interview with Taita Juan Bautista Agreda Chindoy. 2014; 197-215. Anderson, Brian T., Beatriz Caiuby Labate, and Celina M. De Leon .
    20. Statement on ayahuasca. Int J Drug Policy. 2012 May; 23(3):173-5. Anderson BT, Labate BC, Meyer M, Tupper KW, Barbosa PC, Grob CS, Dawson A, McKenna D. PMID: 22459485.
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    21. Ayahuasca as antidepressant? Psychedelics and styles of reasoning in psychiatry. Anthropology of Consciousness. 2012; 23(1):44-59. Anderson, Brian T. View Publication.
    22. Ayahuasca, ritual and religion in Brazil (Labate & MacRae, Eds). The treatment and handling of substance dependence with ayahuasca: Reflections on current and future research. 2010; 205-227. Labate, B. C., Santos, R. G., Anderson, B., Mercante, M., & Barbosa, P. C. R.
    23. Enhanced sensitivity of the MRL/MpJ mouse to the neuroplastic and behavioral effects of chronic antidepressant treatments. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2009 Jun; 34(7):1764-73. Balu DT, Hodes GE, Anderson BT, Lucki I. PMID: 19177066; PMCID: PMC2680932.
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    24. Psychedelic Psychotherapy: The Ethics of Medicine for the Soul. Penn Bioethics Journal. 2006; 2(1). Anderson, Brian .
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