Psychology

Magic mushrooms as a treatment for depression

Writing in Scientific Reports (13 October 2017), the researchers said the findings were the first time that psilocybin had been shown to change brain activity outside of the active treatment period

The team found that depressive symptoms were significantly reduced in all patients at one week, and 47% showed a response at five weeks. There were decreases in blood flow to the temporal cortex, including the amygdala, and area associated with emotion processing, which correlated with the reduction in depressive symptoms.

Original Article (Pharmaceutical Journal):
Magic mushrooms as a treatment for depression
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