Study Finds Just One Dose of Drug From Magic Mushrooms Reduces Anxiety and Depression in Cancer Patients
8It helps in dissolving your ego and boosting your creativity
Psilocybin is a psychedelic which can specifically enable your mind to be in a state where your conscious experience of the world is freed from its association with your ego. However, this may seem more like an illusory construct. As per a 2017 study, temporary ego loss could be beneficial as it allows you to have expansive life-changing experiences which can even boost your creativity.
9Psilocybin helps in dealing with smoking cessation and other addictions
Psychedelics like magic mushrooms have been found to be helpful in treating addiction to habit-forming drugs like nicotine and cocaine. Amanda Feilding of the Beckley Foundation initiated a collaboration with John Hopkins University in 2008 on a pilot study. The study investigated psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy to overcome nicotine addiction.
The ongoing research receives support from the Heffter Research Institute. It has now further strengthened the case for psilocybin as a breakthrough treatment for substance abuse disorders.
10Magic mushrooms increase openness and improves personality
Researchers found that “significant increase in openness following a high-dose psilocybin session”, in a 2011 study. Openness is a psychological term for someone’s attitude toward new experiences. It has also been associated with traits like creativity, aesthetic appreciation and imagination.
In nearly 60% of the study’s participants, there was a general rise during a psilocybin session. The rise remained significantly higher than the baseline for more than a year after the session.