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Depression treated with MAGIC mushrooms: Mind-altering drug 'reboots' the brain

A mind-altering magic mushroom drug can treat depression by “rebooting” the brain, research suggests.

Scientists tested the drug psilocybin on 19 depressed patients who could not be helped by conventional treatments.

The patients reported an immediate mood improvement described by some as an “afterglow” effect that lasted up to five weeks.

Brain scans indicated the drug had re-set the activity of key neural circuits known to play a role in depression.

Dr Robin Carhart-Harris, head of psychedelic research at Imperial College Lond…
Daily Express :: Health Feed

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