Here is some groovy news. Oregan is officially the first American state to make psilocybin (the compound in ‘magic mushrooms’ that causes hallucinations) legal as a mental health remedy while supervised.
In 2020, the JAMA Psychiatry journal conducted a study on how psilocybin affects individuals with chronic depression. The sample size of 24 ‘majorly depressed’ adults resulted in a significant drop in symptoms of depression with 2 doses of psilocybin.
Alan Davis, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioural sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, state that, “The magnitude of the effect we saw was about four times larger than what clinical trials have shown for traditional antidepressants on the market.”
“Because most other depression treatments take weeks or months to work and may have undesirable effects, this could be a game changer if these findings hold up in future ‘gold-standard’ placebo-controlled clinical trials,” Alan continued.
While this study focused mostly on major depression, other similar psilocybin studies have shown promising efficacy in treating anorexia, OCD, and various addictions.
Find out more about how magic mushrooms feel after consuming them, as well as its benefits in our previous article
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