Magic Mushrooms to ‘Replace Antidepressants’
The leader of the Imperial Centre for Psychedelic Research has predicted that psychedelic therapy could replace antidepressants in only 5 years.
Robin Carhart-Harris said: “I would imagine if you had some bookmakers doing the odds, there would be strong odds on that [psychedelic therapy] will be licensed sometime in the next five to 10 years – maybe sooner.”
The usage of psychedelics raises serious questions as to whether it can heal trauma and psychoses or make symptoms worse.
Founder of Recovering Man Richard Joy recently spoke about his experience with post-Cannabis paranoia (see below) and how the usage of drugs since that time has been extremely dangerous.
Despite this, Carhart-Harris has stated how participants in his trials are reporting that the psilocybin leaves them feeling like they’ve experienced an emotional “release”.
Despite magic mushrooms having a low-risk of addiction, it is still unclear whether utilising the drug would benefit or exacerbate existing mental health problems.
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