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Well it says at the beginning that these doses were being considered to treat cancer patients
so it seems extra weird that they either wouldn't have a psychological screening or that they *did* and didn't think this guy's history of mental instability (suicide attempts, traumatic childhood etc) would have any bearing on the drug's effects on him, which of course they did. So in a sense, whatever "findings" this study uncovered from this particular guy's experience is pretty much worthless as far as determining how the average cancer patient would take to a large dose of shrooms.
I suppose that you could argue that they were focusing on the physical response rather than the psychological but wouldn't one affect the other? In other words, when he was clearly having bad trips (which seems to describe the majority of his experience), his heart rate must have increased and there were probably other physical manifestations of his mental distress as well.