Can Magic Mushrooms be Used to Help Treat Depression
November 11, 2020 MTM
Depression affects many more people than one may imagine; recent data collected by Health Canada shows that 11% of men and 16% of women will suffer from a major occurrence of depression in their lifetimes. Treatment for depression varies widely from person to person, but for many people, depression can be managed with a combination of counselling and medication. For others, however, traditional therapies have been ineffective at helping to treat the causes and symptoms of depression; these individuals are said to suffer from treatment-resistant depression.
Having run out of traditional therapies, some individuals have moved on to lesser known alternative treatments, including the use of magic mushrooms, bought safely through a magic mushrooms dispensary, to treat depression. This may seem to be a far fetched theory, however there is new evidence out of the Imperial College of London that may support the use of magic mushrooms to treat depression in some individuals. Psilocybin, the active psychedelic ingredient in magic mushrooms, has previously been hypothesized to be effective in treating other mental disorders, including anxiety and addiction, however this new research shows that it may also be effective in treatment of depression.
Psilocybin, has been shown to work in helping treat depression by relaxing the areas of the brain that control the way we think and feel. A treatment of magic mushrooms, even a single dose, has been shown to effectively “reset” the brains of patients suffering from depression, allowing them to come off their high with a new perspective, and clearer insights into their emotional and mental needs.
Researchers have also found that the positive effects from even a single dose of magic mushrooms can have immediate, long term positive effects. Unlike starting a new prescription for anti-depressants, which can take weeks to begin showing signs of results, magic mushroom users reported positive effects immediately upon coming down from their high, and several maintained their improved mood weeks after the trial.
Magic mushrooms are not currently available over the counter as a treatment method for depression, or for any other mental disorders, however there are safe options for those looking to try them. An online magic mushrooms dispensary is a safe, discreet way to purchase psilocybin mushrooms, and experienced staff can help walk you through the process of measuring and taking your first dose.