Magic mushrooms likely to be world's most effective tool against depression
Some scientists believe in next five years, the use of psychedelic drugs to treat depression may become norm.
A study has discovered that psilocybin, a psychedelic substance present in magic mushrooms,
...aids in "opening up" the brains of depressed individuals even weeks after use.
This research was conducted by the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London...
...using brain scans from nearly 60 patients who were receiving treatment for depression.
A number of psychedelic substances, including psilocybin, are being studied as potential treatments for mental illnesses.
In several studies, a synthetic version of the medication was tested for its efficacy in treating patients with anxiety and depression.
This "opening up" effect was linked to the participants' self-reported reductions in depression.
The treatment pathway, according to the scientist, operates entirely differently from how antidepressants do.