Depression is one of the leading causes of suicide in the world. This mental illness knows no social class, as it affects the poor as much as it affects the rich and powerful. Over the years, medical researchers across different fields have been tirelessly working on ways to tackle this illness. All the hard work paid off after discovering psilocybin in the magical mushroom family.
Psilocybin, which is a naturally occurring compound, has been proven to alleviate most of the symptoms of mental illness. Patients with severe depression and anxiety issues have been able to make a steady return to everyday life thanks to this substance. Before the medical discovery of psilocybin, magic mushrooms were widely illegal in most countries. The young population primarily used them as recreational drugs. Today, medical practitioners are recommending it for depression therapy. These depression therapies can be seen in some of the best psychedelic documentaries on the Internet.
The European Neuropsychopharmacology Psilocybin Medical Trial
In February 2023, the European Neuropsychopharmacology published a research paper on psilocybin dosage for depression therapy. During the research, over 400 patients suffering from different levels of depression were brought in for medical trials. These patients included people who have been unresponsive to different types of antidepressant medications. As trials progressed, the scientists administered the patients increased doses of psilocybin until a 95% increase in their neural activity. Analysis showed that for primary, secondary, and unresponsive depression, they needed 8.92, 24.68, and 36.08 mg/70 kg for patients per day, respectively. The data also showed the percentage changes for different populations.
Depression can be managed if spotted early and treated with the right medications and therapy. Consider trying psilocybin-assisted therapy in a controlled setting.