With the rise of mental health conditions so too has risen the scientific evidence and backing for Psilocybin as a safe and effective treatment for depression, anxiety and other distressing emotional symptoms. More and more you hear folks talk about their positive experience with psychedelics as a form of therapy. After years of classifying mushrooms as an illegal drug and forbidden from being included in the discussion as a tool for therapy, research shows that the use of Psilocybin is indeed a useful tool in treating an array of mental health issues.
"Previous studies by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers showed that psychedelic treatment with psilocybin relieved major depressive disorder symptoms in adults for up to a month. Now, in a follow-up study of those participants, the researchers report that the substantial antidepressant effects of psilocybin-assisted therapy, given with supportive psychotherapy, may last at least a year for some patients." -www.hopkinsmedicine.org/
Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound produced by more than 200 species of mushrooms. Mushrooms & the effects of psilocybin have been used since ancient times for medicinal and spiritual purposes. Psilocybin has been shown to help aid and speed up the healing process in many people for distressing emotional symptoms, such as depression, OCD, and anxiety. Psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy combines the therapeutic effects of psilocybin with the support of an experienced and trusted therapist. The psychotherapy component of psilocybin treatment allows the client to process what is gained through the psilocybin experience with the therapist, supporting integration of these insights for lasting symptom relief.
Depression is the leading cause of disability and ill health worldwide. The World Health Organization estimates that it affects about 320 million people worldwide.
What are your thoughts on the recent surge in psilocybin as an effective alternative to the more traditional drugs commonly used to treat a variety of mental health issues?