Magic Mushrooms Reset the Brains, Stops Depression

Magic Mushrooms Reset the Brains, Stops Depression

A recreational drug beloved by Deadheads and Burning Man attendees could one day become a first-line treatment for clinical depression and a viable replacement for antidepressants such as SSRIs. Researchers from Imperial College London suggest that magic mushrooms, also known as psilocybin, may help ease symptoms of the mental condition. Their study, published Friday in Scientific Reports, found that magic mushrooms are effective for depression as a way to “reset” the brain. The researchers tested the drug on 20 patients with treatment-resistant depression. Two doses of psilocybin were effective in these patients five weeks following the treatment. Further assessments through...

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