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Study: Magic Mushrooms May Help Treat Depression

(2/1/2012)

USA Today
January 24, 2012

Psychedelic mushrooms may point to new ways to treat depression, suggest two small brain imaging studies that seem to show how psilocybin -- the active ingredient in such mushrooms -- affects the brain. One study included 30 healthy people who had psilocybin inserted into their blood while magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners measured changes in their brain activity. The scans revealed that psilocybin caused decreased activity in what the researchers described as the brain's "hub" regions -- areas especially well-connected with other areas.

View the full USA Today article: http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/story/2012-01-24/Study-Magic-mushrooms-may-help-treat-depression/52775096/1


Keywords: magic, mushrooms, help, treat, depression



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