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.

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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.

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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.

Psilocybin helps in dealing with smoking cessation

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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.

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