Magic Mushrooms Cause
Positive Changes For Months - Could Be Used To Treat Depression By
Changing Mood and Anxiety
July 11th 2006
Amazing new research from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute believe
that the resulting experience form ingesting the active agent in “sacred
Mushrooms” apparently prompts “positive changes in behavior and attitude
that lasts several months, at least.” The researchers are still not
sure where in the brain the agent, psilocybin works.
They do know that psilocybin mimics the effect of serotonin on brain
receptors, as do some other hallucinogens. The research is cited as
“landmark” in a commentary by former National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
director, Charles Schuster.
Shuster believes the research marks a new systematic approach to
studying certain hallucinogenic compounds. Back in the 1950’s the
hallucinogen showed signs of therapeutic potential into the nature of
consciousness and sensory perception.