Investigators: magic mushrooms help in the treatment of depression

One of the components included in the composition of psilocybin mushrooms, has useful properties and is able to cure a person of depression. This is indicated by the results of a recent study. Information and details of the work done published in the publication The Lancet Psychiatry.

Psilocybin, scientists believe, can be used in the treatment of patients with depression. However, to apply this substance should be solely under the strict supervision of medical personnel. The researchers suggest that psilocybin can be a panacea in the treatment of alcohol addiction, nervous and mental disorders.

In their study, the researchers examined the effects of psilocybin on the brain. It turned out that the substance binds to receptors salonina, rendering it to some extent. In the experiment on volunteers with depression failed to establish: the active ingredient of hallucinogenic mushrooms really helps to cope with the symptoms of the disease.

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