‘Magic Mushroom’ Compound Could Treat Depression

‘Magic Mushroom’ Compound Could Treat Depression

A component in mushrooms showed promise in helping ''reset'' people from depression. However, experts say don’t start eating them as a treatment. A compound commonly found in “magic mushrooms” may work some magic on patients struggling with depression. A study out of Imperial College London recently touted the benefits of psilocybin, the psychoactive compound found naturally in the mushrooms. However, don’t go thinking you should consume the mushroom to thwart off depression. Psilocybin is only one of the compounds found in the illegal fungi. In patients who did not experience success with traditional treatments, the compound was found to improve...

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