Magic Mushrooms Appear to Help Chemically Change Depressed Brains

Wochit Headline News - Friday, 13 October 2017  (1 week ago)
They’re one part illegal music festival enhancer, one part promising treatment that could have important medical applications. A new study from researchers in the United Kingdom and South Africa monitored the brains of folks trying psilocybin, the magic mushroom chemical, for depression that wasn’t kicked by the usual treatments. Namely, they found changes in certain kinds of blood flow and brain activity. The study followed 15 male and four female depressed patients (which ultimately became 12 and then 11 male patients) receiving two doses of the drug over two weeks, who were then monitored for five weeks after.

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