‘Magic mushrooms’ seen to be effective in treating depression, Brit studies show

Posted: January 24, 2012 in HEALTH, NEWS
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Lindsay Goldwert
NYDailyNews.com
January 24, 2012

Scientists seeking new ways to treat depression are seeing magic in psychedelic mushrooms.

Psilocybin, the active ingredient in the druggy fungus, seems to affect the medial prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that is hyperactive in people who suffer from depression, reports Reuters.

Mushrooms seem to work similarly to anti-depressant drugs like Prozac but with additional, mind-opening benefits.

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