Despite a number of clinical trials showing that psilocybin can rapidly treat depression, including for cancer-related anxiety and depression, little is known about how psilocybin actually works to relieve depression in the brain. Now two recent studies, published in The New England Journal of Medicine and Nature Medicine, have shed some light on this mysterious process.
Just one day after the first dose of psilocybin, fMRI measures revealed an overall increase in connectivity between the brain’s various networks, which are typically reduced in those with severe depression… the brains of people taking escitalopram (an existing anti-depressant), on the other hand, showed no change in connectivity between the default mode and other brain networks six weeks after treatment started.
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New studies shed light on the mysterious process by which psilocybin can rapidly improve depression symptoms
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