Search
Library
Log in
Watch fullscreen
2 months ago

New Study Suggests Psilocybin May Be as Effective as Leading Antidepressants

Wibbitz Top Stories
Wibbitz Top Stories
New Study Suggests, Psilocybin, May Be as Effective as
Leading Antidepressants .
According to research published in the 'New England Journal of Medicine,'.
psilocybin, the active compound in
magic mushrooms, may be as effective
as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
the leading type of
antidepressant medication.
PsyPost reports that 59 men and women
with moderate-to-severe depression
took part in the 6-week trial. .
Psilocybin therapy appears to be
at least as effective as a leading
conventional antidepressant and
is faster acting with a reassuring
safety profile when given
by professional therapists, Robin Carhart-Harris, Study Author & Head of the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London, via PsyPost.
Patients in the psilocybin group
were reportedly less likely to have
side effects such as anxiety, dry
mouth, sexual dysfunction and
reduced emotional responsiveness.
Researchers involved with the study noted that while the findings are intriguing.
a larger and longer study would be necessary to reach conclusive results.

Browse more videos

Browse more videos