Magic mushrooms 'promising' for treating depression

in Health & Environment, World · 15-04-2021 11:41:00 · 0 Comments

A new study has suggested the active ingredient in magic mushrooms that gives them their psychedelic effect might be as good as, if not better than a leading drug used to treat depression

Researchers from Imperial College compared the therapeutic potential of mushrooms with a six-week course of an antidepressant in people with moderate to severe depression. ´

Describing the results as "promising", they found that, while depression scores were reduced in both groups, the reductions occurred more quickly in the mushroom group and were greater in magnitude.

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