Some mushrooms are famous for more than their taste or poisonous nature.
Psilocybin, the psychoactive substance in psilocybe cubensis mushrooms, is a promising compound for people suffering from treatment-resistant depression and appears to have a rapid, sustained effect. Patients dramatically improve depressive symptoms one day after treatment and meet almost half of the criteria for a complete response at five weeks.
Post-treatment, brain scans showed decreases in cerebral blood flow to the temporal cortex associated with reduced depressive symptoms. Moreover, there was increased functional connectivity while resting and reintegrating into the network by default, suggesting a more significant “reset” mechanism.
In depression, people are stuck in states where they can’t stop thinking about the same things that hurt them over and over again. But during exposure to psilocybin, it seems that the brain is in a more fluid state, where it does not create traditional patterns of negative thinking, and for the most part, it resets in a non-depressive way.
There is growing evidence that the use of psilocybin found in unique Albino Penis Envy mushrooms, along with adequate psychological support can facilitate the treatment of depression. Previous research has found that psilocybin is also helpful in treating other conditions, such as alcohol and tobacco addiction and obsessive-compulsive disorder.