Rigorous Study Backs A Psychedelic Treatment For Major Depression

The hallucinogenic chemical psilocybin produced in some mushrooms helped people with major depression in a study that also included supportive psychotherapy.

Psilocybin, the hallucinogenic substance found in “magic” mushrooms, appears to relieve the symptoms of major depression.

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