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


art by Cameron Grey By Eric W. Dolan New research suggests that psilocybin-assisted therapy helps alleviate treatment-resistant depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the brain. Psilocybin is the primary mind-altering substance in psychedelic “magic” mushrooms. The drug can profoundly alter the way a person experiences the world by producing changes in mood, sensory perception, time […]


Psychedelics Don’t Harm Mental Health; They Improve It


art by Liuanta   BY JASON LOUV Psychedelics like psilocybin mushrooms and LSD not only don’t cause mental health problems, they may actually improve mental health, say Norwegian researchers. Those are the findings by neuroscience researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, who reported that LSD, psilocybin and mescaline not only don’t cause […]