Psilocybin in Magic Mushrooms Can Reverse Alcohol Brain Damage

Psilocybin in Magic Mushrooms Can Reverse Alcohol Brain Damage

A new study released last week shows that psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms, can change the part of the brain that controls alcoholism or alcohol cravings.

Patients taking psilocybin to treat depression show reduced symptoms weeks after treatment following a ‘reset’ of their brain activity.

The findings come from a study in which researchers from Imperial College London used psilocybin – the psychoactive compound that occurs naturally in magic mushrooms – to treat a small number of patients with depression in whom conventional treatment had failed.

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