Psilocybin or ‘Magic’ Mushrooms are catching the eye of medical enthusiasts with a niche specialty in eating disorders. In the society we’ve grown up through and into, what we have never seems to be enough. Beauty is always on the horizon, but the horizon is never really here. It’s somewhere between the unattainable allure of size 0 ‘high-end’ models
Recent data shows immensely encouraging results on treating anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorders with psychedelic compounds like psilocybin mushrooms, MDMA, and ketamine. The chronically conditioned nature of eating disorders make them some of the most intrusive, therefore critical-to-treat cases within the field of mental health. Let’s take a quick dive into the sweeping physiological and psychological genesis behind eating disorders and their unyielding, enervating gravity.
‘I Have To Maintain Control’, ‘I Wish I Could Maintain Control’
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are often characterized by a distorted, overcasting sense of physical inadequacy. This precursor, diagnosed as ‘body dysmorphic disorder’ (BDD) shepherds an obsessive devotion to losing weight. In those suffering from anorexia, this desire manifests itself as loss of appetite, causing the subject to dangerously repress their body’s metabolic needs by withholding the consumption of food to varying degrees.