LSD doesn’t just treat mental illness, ‘it could actually heal the brain’

We do a strange thing when talking about mental health. Any violent offender who commits a particularly heinous crime faces the possibility of being branded ‘mentally ill’. This term has become a go-to, catch-all phrase, and as a result it perpetuates an incredibly negative stereotype.

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LSD doesn’t just treat mental illness, ‘it could actually heal the brain’

Hallucinogenic drug found in ‘magic mushrooms’ eases depression, anxiety in people with life-threatening cancer

In a small double-blind study, Johns Hopkins researchers report that a substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for up to six months from a single large dose of psilocybin—the active compound in hallucinogenic “magic mushrooms.

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Hallucinogenic drug found in ‘magic mushrooms’ eases depression, anxiety in people with life-threatening cancer