WHY AREN’T PEOPLE with depression prescribed magic mushrooms instead of Zoloft or Prozac? Scientists Compared Psilocybin Against Antidepressants For The First Time

WHY AREN’T PEOPLE with depression prescribed magic mushrooms instead of Zoloft or Prozac?

The first antidepressants were invented in the 1950s. Meanwhile, psilocybin — the naturally occurring psychedelic compound — was heavily researched in the ‘60s as a treatment for depression until before the federal government declared it a Schedule 1 drug in the ‘70s.

But there’s a chance psilocybin could once more enter the mainstream. The past decade has seen a scientific renaissance around the therapeutic use of psychedelics when paired with therapy.

The most recent advancement is a study published this week in The New England Journal of Medicine.
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