Now I know why he’s called Super Mario! 🍄 #Depression #PsilocybynMushrooms #MagicMushrooms #MightyMushrooms
This should of been done years ago. Better late than never I guess.
Psilocybin: Magic mushroom compound ‘promising’ for depression
Psilocybin, a psychedelic drug found in magic mushrooms, is as effective at reducing symptoms of depression as conventional treatment, a small, early-stage trial of 59 people has found.
But when it comes to actively improving people’s well-being and ability to feel pleasure, the psychedelic drug may have had a more powerful effect.
Those taking part in Imperial College London’s Centre for Psychedelic Research’s trial were given either psilocybin or a common antidepressant called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
Dr Carhart-Harris who led the trial, told BBC World News that although more research needs to be done, in the future psilocybin could be added to the toolkit clinicians use to treat depression.