Magic Mushrooms Can Help Beat Depression by “Rebooting” The Brain.
Scientists tested the drug psilocybin on 19 depressed patients who could not be helped by conventional treatments resulting in an immediate mood improvement
Scientists tested the drug psilocybin on 19 depressed patients who could not be helped by conventional treatments.
The patients reported an immediate mood improvement described by some as an “afterglow” effect that lasted up to five weeks.
Brain scans indicated the drug had re-set the activity of key neural circuits known to play a role in depression.
Dr Robin Carhart-Harris, head of psychedelic research at Imperial College London, said: “We have shown for the first time clear changes in brain activity in depressed people treated with psilocybin after failing to respond to conventional treatments.