Are Mushrooms the New Antidepressants?

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

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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.

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