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‘Magic Mushrooms’ Can Improve Psychological Health Long Term

By July 20, 2018 No Comments

The psychedelic drug in magic mushrooms may have lasting medical and spiritual benefits, according to new research from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

The mushroom-derived hallucinogen, called psilocybin, is known to trigger transformative spiritual states, but at high doses it can also result in “bad trips” marked by terror and panic. The trick is to get the dose just right, which the Johns Hopkins researchers report having accomplished.

In their study, the Hopkins scientists were able to reliably induce transcendental experiences in volunteers, which offered long-lasting psychological growth and helped people find peace in their lives — without the negative effects.

 

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‘Magic Mushrooms’ Can Improve Psychological Health Long Term

‘Magic Mushrooms’ Can Improve Psychological Health Long Term