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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