Tag: psychedelics

Study Suggests Psilocybin Can “Reset” The Brains Of Depressed People

By Amanda Froelich Psilocybin, the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” continues to show promise as a natural treatment for anxiety and depression. In fact, in a recently-published study, reduced symptoms were recorded weeks after depressed patients supplemented the fungi. Furthermore, before and after brain scans…

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Magic Mushrooms Could Replace Antidepressants Within 5 Years

By Amanda Froelich According to researchers from the world’s first psychedelic research center, Centre for Psychedelic Research at London’s Imperial College, psilocybin—or “magic mushrooms”—could replace prescribed antidepressants within five years. The assertion follows similar research from John Hopkins University, which suggests victims of emotional trauma…

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Another US City is Considering Decriminalizing Magic Mushrooms, Along With Ayahuasca & Mescaline

By Elias Marat Mere days after Denver’s voters passed a measure to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms, the City of Oakland—California’s eighth-largest city—has scheduled a hearing to consider decriminalizing the psychedelic mushroom while also calling for an end to the repression and incarceration of those in possession…

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Scientists Just Gave Octopuses Ecstasy for the First Time and the Results were Profound

By Matt Agorist An incredibly profound observation of the effects of methylendioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) on octopuses was just published this week in Current Biology. The findings of the study titled, “A Conserved Role for Serotonergic Neurotransmission in Mediating Social Behavior in Octopus,” suggest incredible implications for how…

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The FDA Just Approved PayPal Founder’s Project to Use Magic Mushrooms to Treat Depression

By John Vibes This week, it was announced that a startup called Compass Pathways has received approval from The Food and Drug Administration to develop treatments for depression, and possibly even pharmaceuticals, with psilocybin, the active ingredient in psychedelic “magic mushrooms.” Compass Pathways launched in…

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Amazonian psychedelic may ease severe depression, new study shows

By Luís Fernando Tófoli, Universidade Estadual de Campinas; Dráulio Barros de Araújo, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil), and Fernanda Palhano-Fontes, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil) “Leon” is a young Brazilian man who has long struggled with depression. He keeps…

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Psychedelics Shown to Heal Damaged Brain Cells from Depression

  By Heather Callaghan, Editor Research in recent years has shown that psychedelics like LSD, magic mushrooms, MDMA and DMT from ayahuasca can help with addiction, depression, phobias, schizophrenia, anxiety and even prisoner recidivism rates. New research on substances like tryptamines, DMT and magic mushrooms; amphetamines, including MDMA; and…

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LSD Blurs Boundaries of Self and Others, Alleviates Depression

By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze Yet another study has emerged demonstrating the benefit of LSD in treating various mental health issues. LSD reduces the borders between the experience of one’s own self and others. For that reason, it affects social interactions. Researchers at University of Zurich have…

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Why Shrooms Are Illegal: Study Shows Psychedelic Experiences Help You Resist Authoritarians

By John Vibes According to a new study from the Psychedelic Research Group at Imperial College London, published in the journal Psychopharmacology, psychedelic mushrooms tend to make people more resistant to authority. They also found the psychedelic experience induced by these mushrooms also cause people…

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