New research reveals that magic mushrooms may be an effective treatment for depression!
Imperial College London researchers discovered that patients who take psilocybin, which is a psychoactive compound found naturally in magic mushrooms, decreased symptoms of depression weeks after treatment.
The study got approved by the National Research Ethics Service (NRES) committee London – West London and was conducted by the revised declaration of Helsinki (2000), the International Committee on Harmonisation Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines and National Health Service (NHS) Research Governance Framework. Imperial College London sponsored the research which was conducted under a Home Office license for research with schedule 1 drugs. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved the study. All patients gave written informed consent, consistent with GCP.