can psilocybin treat depression?
More good news about the power of mushrooms. The use of psilocybin mushrooms to treat depression has continued to create a great deal of positive attention amongst scientists, doctors, mental health providers and those who are struggling with depression.
Many people who report regular use of psilocybin in very small “microdoses” often describe improvement of depressive symptoms, ability to manage stress, and an increased sense of well-being. These microdoses are often taken a few times per week and are sub-perceptual, meaning they do not make you feel “high”, and are not noticeable to people as they go about their daily life. The positive impacts on their depression are certainly noticeable.
Controlled research studies that combine the use of psilocybin in higher doses with medical monitoring, and a supported psychotherapy process, are showing that psilocybin can have similar or better results than the use of antidepressants to treat depression.