A compound commonly found in “magic mushrooms” may work some magic on patients struggling with depression.
A study out of Imperial College London recently touted the benefits of psilocybin, the psychoactive compound found naturally in the mushrooms.
Researchers of the paper published in Scientific Reports said the psychedelic compound can hit the “reset button” on brain circuits that contribute to depression.
Researching the psychedelic compound is nothing new.
Dr. George Greer, medical director at Heffter Research Institute in New Mexico, is part of an organization that studies psilocybin to treat cancer, addiction, and other ailments.
In the study out of Imperial College London, 19 patients took 2 doses of psilocybin, a week apart.
Each patient had two brain scans following each dose.
Then, researchers looked at their brains using two imaging methods.
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