Magic Mushrooms Helps Cancer Patients In Fighting Depression

Posted: Dec 5 2016, 4:19am CST | by , in Latest Science News


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Magic Mushrooms Helps Cancer Patients in Fighting Depression
  • Magic Mushrooms ease the Blues in Patients with Cancer

Magic mushrooms have been shown to ease the anxiety in patients with cancer.

In a study, researchers found that a large sample of people, who suffered from anxiety and depression due to cancer, were relieved of their symptoms thanks to ingesting magic mushrooms.

These psilocybin mushrooms has hallucinogenic properties. The drug that was an active ingredient of the magic mushrooms was administered in a highly controlled setting. Any further studies ought not to be conducted without the utmost care being exercised to avoid any complications.

About 51 adults who had cancer were tested by the experts in the context of the study. The mushrooms were seen to decrease any feelings of anxiety or depression among the patients.

Also any and all existential pain related to death-related anxiety was allayed. The patients reported better quality of life, found more meaning in existence and ended up being on the whole more optimistic.

At the end of half a year, over 80% of the sample showed a marked improvement in their symptoms. 60% showed remission rates though. 83% were satisfied with the results.

67% found the results to be very salubrious and meaningful. 70% even encountered life-changing events with the ingestion of the magic mushrooms.

A single dose of psilocybin provides four to six hours of a pain-free and anxiety-free period. This may also prove to be an ideal method of treatmemt for the symptoms of psychiatric patients.

More conventional psychological interventions such as psychotherapy, behavior modification and anti-depressants took months to kick into action in the patients. Besides, some of the drugs, especially benzodiazepines, caused addiction and dependence.

Psilocybin provided very positive changes in mood and behavior among even healthy patients who were free of any symptoms of depression. The fact that it could also produce this affect in patients who were depressed or down due to cancer shows the power of these magic mushrooms.

It is common knowledge that a cancer diagnosis causes all sorts of mood changes in the patient. Looking death in the eyes has a way of concentrating the mind and raising anxiety to a feverish pitch.

Such patients enter a sort of Dark Ages and seem listless and hopeless not to mention helpless. The placebo effect was applied in the study which took place.

The magic mushrooms clearly changed the mental state of the patients and they began to see the light at the end of the tunnel thanks to ingesting psilocybin. Furthermore, the effects were long lasting and didn’t wear away so easily with the passage of time.

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