Are Mushrooms the New Antidepressants?

New study finds psilocybin therapy 4x more effective than antidepressants.

As you probably heard, Washington DC is poised to decriminalize the use of psychedelic mushrooms. It’s very likely due to the growing interest in their medicinal properties. A recent New Atlas article discussed a new study at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that found psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy is more effective than antidepressants when it comes to treating major depressive disorder (MDD), a condition that affects over 300 million people worldwide. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, is the first peer-reviewed data showing efficacy for MDD.