How Microdosing Magic Mushrooms Can Help With Depression
Psilocybin, a completely natural substance found in magic mushrooms has many uses and benefits, but let us look at how the natural psycedelic works on those of us afflicted by depression. Depression affects almost one in ten of us, with the national level sitting around 7%.
Since 2006 scientific reports confirm that you CAN use magic mushrooms, albeit responsibly, to treat many forms of depression. In the US, the FDA has already approved the drug for use in a trial to help with treatment-resistant depression. It has been suggested that psilocybin can effectively reset the human brain, and kickstart the user out of a depressive episode.
Research done in cancer patients suggest that relief can last weeks, not mere hours or days, following the use of psilocybin. Much better than the use of anti-depressant medications that require a daily dose and can have many negative side effects. Also, this is a much better solution for some than countless hours, weeks and months of intense therapy. While microdosing mushrooms may not be the end-all solution to the entirety of a depressive person’s worries, it is definitely an “ace up ones sleeve”, so to speak, when combating depression.
While medication can take weeks to take hold, microdosing offers an almost immediate impact. This makes psilocybin as a treatment very attractive, and in some studies the treatment has shown a significant impact within only one week of microdosing. Research also shows little-to-no side effects, and that there is a very low risk for physical dependence and abuse. In 2019 the FDA approved psilocybin-assisted therapy via breakthrough therapy status.
Traditional medication treatment can also have a positive impact over time, but many report that the drugs leave them feeling emotionally numb. Those using traditional medications can have any positive feelings dampened by the effects thus falling into an almost emotional void. Those using mushrooms report the positive effects, but at the same time remain connected emotionally, meaning psilocybin therapy needs much more research funding and legalization worldwide. Psilocybin has little to no side effects, unlike many who take anti-depressant medications who report issues such as dry mouth, blurred vision, increased appetite and weight gain among other issues.
Those who microdose magic mushrooms report something of a spiritual awakening. Feelings of bliss, euphoria and relaxation are not uncommon. Achieving these states without the use of alcohol or hard drugs can go a long way for some battling their demons alongside chronic depression. Microdosing magic mushrooms does not come with the many negative side effects many bad habits do, and microdosing is completely natural.
While additional research is required, early findings have shown us the clinical potential of psilocybin and it’s ability to treat someone who has shown to be resistant to other therapies. Of note it’s ability to treat symptoms quickly have been heralded, unlike SSRI’s which can take up to six weeks to take effect. Psylocibin treatment coupled with psychotherapy may be the way of the future to deal with the epidemic of depression that exists today.
While this may all sound new to you, more and more research is being done on psychedelic assisted therapy. Research at Johns Hopkins limited it’s scope, for example, to cancer patients but this research and it’s findings are literally kicking doors wide open for future research and research funding on the matter. For many with mild-to-moderate depression the time is now. With decriminalization and social acceptance being what it is today, many are self-treating by microdosing psilocybin now. A simple google search will result in dozens upon dozens of people who will attest to the safety, efficacy and many benefits of microdosing, with little to no reports of any side effects or negative long term impacts. While you cannot currently walk into a pharmacy and ask for psilocybin, doctors jumping on board some day in the not too distant future may be in the cards. The future certainly looks bright.