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Psychedelic drugs might help treat mental health disorders study says

A new study suggests illicit drugs, such as magic mushrooms, have the potential to ease anxiety and PTSDOn the Coast · CBC News · Posted: Sep 08, 2015 7:38 PM PT | Last Updated: September 8, 2015Psilocybin, or magic mushrooms, is one of the substances being studied for it's effects on anxiety.LSD, magic mushrooms and ecstasy are well known street drugs not usually associated with medical treatment.But that could be changing.In a new article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers …
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‘Magic mushroom’ drug can reduce anxiety and depression for years: study

A single dose of psilocybin, a compound found in "magic mushrooms," provides long-term relief of anxiety and depression in cancer patients, a new study finds.In fact, cancer patients who were given psilocybin reported reductions in anxiety, depression, hopelessness, demoralization, and death anxiety more than four years after receiving the dose in combination with psychotherapy."Our findings strongly suggest that psilocybin therapy is a promising means of improving the emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being of patients with life-threatening cancer," said Dr. Stephen …