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Revolutionary New Study Again Confirms Natural Remedies Superior to Big Pharma Solutions: Magic Mushrooms Cure Depression (Videos)

Monday, January 15, 2018 6:33
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by N.Morgan

A revealing new study once again has confirmed that a natural approach to be far superior to big pharma solutions—this time involving psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms.

The study, published in the scientific journal Neuropharmacology, found that clinically depressed people had increased neural responses to fearful faces one day after a psilocybin-assisted therapy session, which positively predicted positive clinical outcomes.

“Psilocybin-assisted therapy might mitigate depression by increasing emotional connection,” neuroscientist and study author Leor Roseman, a PhD student at Imperial College London, explained to PsyPost.

This is almost the exact opposite of how standard anti-depressants operate, as SSRI’s typically work by creating an “emotional blunting.”

This is unlike SSRI antidepressants which are criticized for creating in many people a general emotional blunting,” noted Roseman.

“I believe that psychedelics hold a potential to cure deep psychological wounds, and I believe that by investigating their neuropsychopharmacological mechanism, we can learn to understand this potential,” explained Roseman.

The study examined 20 individuals diagnosed with moderate-to-severe treatment-resistant depression, in an effort to investigate how psilocybin would affect brain activity and chronic depressive symptoms.

According to a report by Science Alert:

Psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms, has long been known to deliver therapeutic effects to people with depression, and researchers think this is because the drug helps to revive emotional responsiveness in the brain.

What’s so remarkable is this kind of mechanism is actually the opposite effect of a major class of antidepressants used to treat the condition, called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Some of the same researchers, in a previous study, revealed that psilocybin seems to ‘reset’ brain circuits in depressed people. In that study, patients reported the benefits of psilocybin lasted up to five weeks after ending the treatment.

In the most recent study, researchers set out to determine the impact of psilocybin on the amygdala—a primitive part of the brain that helps process emotional reactions—as well as the compound’s effects on depression.

The study’s participants underwent MRI brain scans prior to taking the drug.

The participants were then involved in two individual sessions, one week apart, in which they took doses of psilocybin prior to undergoing another fMRI the morning after consuming the second dose.

Science Alert went on to report:

During the fMRI scans, the group were shown images of faces with either fearful, happy, or neutral expressions, and the researchers wanted to investigate what effect these faces had on the participants’ amygdala after taking psilocybin.

After the experiment, the majority of patients reported that the psilocybin had eased their depressive symptoms, with almost half the group still seeing benefits from the treatment five weeks later – in line with the kinds of benefits, other depression studies using the drug have shown.

More intriguingly, the fMRI scans showed the drug heightened activity in the right amygdala, with increased responses to both fearful and happy faces – and the increases to fearful faces were predictive of clinical improvements in depressive symptoms one week after the experiment.

“The major caveats are a lack of control group, a lack of SSRI group, and that the time point of investigation is only one day after the psilocybin session and not more than that. All of these caveats will be addressed in our next trial,” Roseman told PsyPost.

Revealing a major problem with the current pharmaceutical treatments model for depression, which attempts to negate emotional receptivity using SSRIs—the alleviation of depression using psilocybin is achieved by increasing emotional receptivity.

“It is important to emphasize that psilocybin-assisted therapy is a model in which the patient is undergoing a deep psychological process in one or few psychedelic sessions, in which he might have an intense cathartic experience, or peak experience,” Roseman explained.

A dose of psilocybin was administered in a controlled setting while professionals are on hand to provide the patients with psychological support. Typically, the patients receive counselling before and after each session, in an effort to assist them in preparing for, and integrating, their psychedelic experience.

“This is unlike antidepressants which are given as chronic pharmacological intervention with less psychological insights,” Roseman noted.

It is important to note that the study clearly shows that increased emotional receptivity being enhanced alleviates depression—almost the exact opposite of how SSRI antidepressants operate.

For patients who suffer from depression, but have had negative side effects from the mainstream anti-depressants, mushrooms could hold the key to a happier and mentally well balanced life. 


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  • Anonymous

    If I recall from my younger days in high school magic mushroom cured pretty much everything for about 12 hours. Our government should make taking these mandatory. :cool:

    • Jeffery Pritchett

      Waddup Mitch I have had many shamans from tribes on all over the world to discussion psychedelics on the show.. my only problem is getting them..its been a while

      • Black Humor

        Try internet. :evil:

      • Equalizer

        Don’t know much regarding “shrooms” but…Colloidal Silver!!!

      • Sean

        Jeff, I am quoting you – I have had many shamans from tribes on all over the world to discussion psychedelics on the show..

        Can you give us all the names and tell us what they all had to say about Psychedelics for someone who is suffering from depression since this is what Indigenous Holy Men or Spiritual Men would use.

        Would it be wise to have someone who is suffering from Depression to use something that might kill them or commit suicide or something else since they just might see something very odd or maybe even become possessed by demonic spirits like Veterans who commit suicide that have become Judas Iscariot.

        There are many milder ways 1st would be to get out into Nature since the Human Being is Organic and not a Mammal also walk when ever you start feeling depressed till you are feeling a little better, anyway these are a good start.

        I had a women here who was getting Anxiety attacks and Depression some time ago, I gave her Chamomile Tea, Vitamin C 1000mg tablets as well as Ginseng with natural Cocoa in the capsules, due to the effect Cocoa has and go to a more Organic Diet of Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables.

        Anyway she is fine now but once in a while I have to give her just the chamomile tea and remind her about eating more fruits, nuts and vegetables and since I grow fruit trees and have ponds with fish, I just give them to those who can not afford to buy them for themselves, not that I sell any of the things I grow or the fish.

        I keep them for those in need or struggle with life at times this way they know some one cares about them or is thinking about them.

    • HoneyPot

      I somehow don’t believe ya mitch

  • Pink Slime

    Hello Angle#3,

    Charlie here. Everyone wants you on their dope, eh? From hippies to hucksters to d*ckheads and doctors. Psssstttt….. wanna buy some of my dope??

    There is a reason why we call stupid people “dopes”, ya know? :lol: :lol:

    Psssttttt…. wanna buy some doughnuts??? They cure depression on the SPOT!! :wink: :roll:


    Charlie (outing the dopenuts) :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • my2pesos

    Herbal Medicine ~ Aha! Incredible………….. Anagram Genius

    • my2pesos


  • Ugly

    Anyone suffering from pain, depression, anxiety, muscular dystrophy should look in to trying Kratom. This plant has been labeled as a bad thing to consume and that only drug users consume it. With that being said we were also told that Marijuana makes black men rape white women. The demonization campaign against Kratom is in full swing because so many people across the world are getting off of prescription drugs. Anti-depressants, pain medications, ant-anxiety pills and so much more are all being thrown in the garbage because people are finding a natural cure. This plant has actually been banned in several states now which should give you a clue that it is no joke. I highly recommend anyone suffering from addiction and dependence to prescription drugs to try this plant which you can order online. You can go to Reddit and then look on the Kratom forum for different vendors who are reputable in the United States to order from.

    I wish I could explain to the non believers are uninformed on this plant how much it could potentially save their life. So many people are used to having to revolve their life schedule around doctor appointments and medication availability schedules when there is a legal (In most states) alternative that can give them their life back. If you have any of these dependencies than please just do a search for Mitrogyna Speciosa (Kratom) and give it a try. I promise you that it can give you your life back.

    I took pain medicine for 16 years daily for the most part and my life revolved around my ability to get my medicine. My family suffered because without the medicine I was unable to function due to pain and anxiety. 16+ years. I quit cold turkey and have yet to have an urge come back to get medicine again. That was over 14 months ago and I don’t even need medicine anymore. I actually got a prescription for pain meds from a dentist recently and they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust when before they would have been gobbled up in 1-2 days. I only go in to these personal details because I hope these words help save someone else’s life like it has mine. If you are dependent, don’t be ashamed anymore and give this a try. Get your life back out of the hands of big pharma.

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  • Anonymous

    CURE= GABA- gamma amino butyric acid -brain and neuro amino acid-deficient in persons suffering depression…
    CAN GET FROM NUTRABIO.COM with no fillers.

    also B vitamins especially B1 and B12 must be methykcobalamin
    Nutrigold has mens and women’s multi’s all organic, no soy, no go’s, no corn, no crap….

    also lay off the caffeine inflammatories…

  • truck driver

    I seen people chirping like a song bird after a doctor gives them a vaccine so they can go to school or adult coloring books are given to them after a flu shot and play doe

  • Didianna

    Best medicine for depression is to start to help others. In that way one gets kindly response and caring from the helped people, besides on can burn negative karma by doing service. So even you pick up rubbish from forest, you would get some benefit. More hints for health,

  • ChickenLittle

    WARNING, looks this really needs to be said. Magic mushrooms might cure depression by suicide.

    The LAST THING in the world you wanna do when you are depressed is take some shrooms. FFS People did anybody every hear of a:

    BAD TRIP!!!???? :mad:

  • Irjakaarina

    Mushrooms are heterotrobhic, parasitic, not able to produce their energy themselves, they might possibly absorb your depression, but besides they take all your, energy, vitamins, minerals may be even your happiness, so they might not be that healthy to eat. Yogis know, they never eat mushrooms.

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