Submitted by ub on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 01:03

Scientific researchers have found that a dose of Magic Mushrooms had a big effect on cancer patients and a single dose of psilocybin in a controlled setting appears to reap long-term benefits.

Psilocybin is a serotonin receptor agonist that occurs naturally in some mushroom species. Recent studies have assessed the therapeutic potential of psilocybin for various conditions, including end-of-life anxiety,obsessive-compulsive disorder, and smoking and alcohol dependence, with promising preliminary results. Researchers aimed to investigate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of psilocybin in patients with unipolar treatment-resistant depression.

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