Magic Mushrooms Can Literally ‘Reset’ Brains of Depressed People, Study Finds

A new revolutionary study just concluded that magic mushrooms are actually not a bad choice of recreational drugs, and can stimulate brain areas never used before, thus making you far more efficient in your everyday life.

The trials involved patients who were treating depression by taking two doses of psilocybin in one-week time — one of 10 mg and the second of 25 mg.The team monitored how the brain responds to these sensations. As stated, the treatment produced “rapid and sustained antidepressant effects.”

The before and after psilocybin treatment resulted in registered reduced blood flow in brain areas who stimulate emotional responses such as stress and fear. The treatment showed amelioration in the brain area that is responsible for handling depression.

The study included only 19 people and was conducted by Head of Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris. The scientist noted:

“We have shown for the first time clear changes in brain activity in depressed people treated with psilocybin after failing to respond to conventional treatments.

“Several of our patients described feeling ‘reset’ after the treatment and often used computer analogies. For example, one said he felt like his brain had been ‘defragged’ like a computer hard drive, and another said he felt ‘rebooted.’

“Psilocybin may be giving these individuals the temporary ‘kick start’ they need to break out of their depressive states and these imaging results do tentatively support a ‘reset’ analogy. Similar brain effects to these have been seen with electroconvulsive therapy.”

Most of the progress was made in patients who experienced “peak” or “mystical” occurrences. These experiences can lead to lasting amends in behaviors, attitudes, and values in patients who had undergone the psilocybin treatment.