Psilocybin has shown promise for conditions like depression. Now, researchers are asking if the psychedelic experience is absolutely necessary to treat mental health.

A patient with depression once described their condition as „being enclosed in the most narrow confined space imaginable, it was like a sack over my head.“ Another said it was as if he was locked in a metal cage „from the shoulders up,“ or in a „mental prison.“

During and after taking a high dose of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, something changed. „It was like being on holiday away from the prison of my brain,“ one person said. „I was a ball of energy bouncing around the planet, I felt carefree, re-energized.“ Read more…

Quelle: Can a Trip-Free Psychedelic Still Help People With Depression? – VICE