Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Could mushrooms have cure for depression?

Could mushrooms hold a key for treating depression? A study recently published in the journal Psychopharmacology (volume 187, number 3 - August, 2006) shows that the active ingredient in a genus of mushrooms (Psilocybe) - a plant alkaloid called psilocybin - can cause mystical experiences. The experience can also prompt positive changes in attitude and behavior that may last for months. More than 60% of subjects who took the drug said they had full-on mystical experiences - one third said it was the most spiritually meaningful experience of their lives, another third reported significant fear or paranoia. Two months after they took the drug, nearly 80% of the subjects reported moderately or greatly increased well-being and satisfaction with their lives. The researchers hope their research will lead to a therapy for depression.

21 comments:

Deborah said...

That's AWESOME! I wonder if that'll work for me instead of taking a whack of pills allt he time.

sickan44 said...

As a Swede with a straight line from the Vikings, I can only say that this is true. Heck, we used to eat these mushroms to get the "real deal" and be in the perfect mental state before jumping ashore and start raping, looting and pileaging.

Ivett said...

Your blog is really interesting, a great web contribution. I'll be exploring it for sure.

D├ębora Youths said...

Go on with this project (this blog).
The last change, to put more than one publish in the first page, works better in your case, i think.

Sorry, if i commit any mistake of language.

Congratulations,
Nuno.

Rudi said...

They certainly did the trick for me in the 60s. :P

oldhall said...

Mushrooms, eugh!

The curry is alright, though.

Montanito said...

Cool, mushrooms is medicine

bye

Serotonin said...

hehe and my blog's name is mutagenic mushroom! lol!!! nice post :)

Anonymous said...

How about Relationships , why not post something on that for a change?

Coriolis364 said...

Wow! Unfortunately, the USA will never allow this. I was, however just recently in Amsterdam and actually just posted a couple blog entries that clearly demonstrate the positive 'effects' that some good shrooms can actually have. You can check them out here and here.

Nice blog, keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

How about Dogs & Puppies - Next Day Pets , why not post something on that for a change?

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eddie said...

Very nice :)
Maybe we exchange links?
http://mragowskiemolo.blogspot.com - my blog.
If so then write me on mail, or speak in comments.

Anonymous said...

still hoping for something, even referencs, on using foods to help treat auto-immune conditions, specifically ankylosing spondolytis.

please? a lifetime of strong meds cannot be the best hope out there!

criacuervos said...

I Know what kind of depression they could kill !!!!

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chumly said...

I tried it on my own a few times. Hell on the digestive system.

Anonymous said...

In chinese history, lots of sayings talk about how to use food to cure people's disease or illness. Nowadays we almost forget the wisdom of the old people.

Glad to see the blog~
--- a chinese boy

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