Magic mushroom compound might treat depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the brain

“I believe that psychedelics hold a potential to cure deep psychological wounds, and I believe that by investigating their neuropsychopharmacological mechanism, we can learn to understand this potential,” explained study author Leor Roseman, a PhD student at Imperial College London.

“It is important to emphasize that psilocybin-assisted therapy is a model in which the patient is undergoing a deep psychological process in one or few psychedelic sessions, in which he might have an intense cathartic experience, or peak experience,” Roseman explained. Patients receive a dose of psilocybin in a controlled setting while professionals are on hand to provide them with psychological support. The patients also typically receive counseling before and after each session, to help them prepare for and integrate their psychedelic experience. “This is unlike antidepressants which are given as chronic pharmacological intervention with less psychological insights,” Roseman said.

From the Article (Psypost):
Magic mushroom compound might treat depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the brain
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