31 Dec '17, 8pm

Intriguing new research : Could getting rid of depression be as easy as taking mushrooms?

Imagine if there was a drug that could cure your depression and anxiety and give you a renewed sense of purpose in life with just a single dose. It turns out that such a drug may have been hiding in plain sight all along: psilocybin, the psychoactive compound found in magic mushrooms. Users of magic mushrooms have long reported that taking the drug can offer mental health benefits, but now three new studies seem to have corroborated those reports. A small new 2017 study from Imperial College London found that people taking psilocybin to treat depression show reduced symptoms five weeks after treatment. The limited study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, had just 20 participants, so the study authors say more research is needed. However, this early research shows "the psychedelic compound may effectively reset the activity of key brain circuits known to play a r...

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