A new study has revealed the positive effects magic mushrooms treating depression.

19 patients ingested the psychedelic ingredient psilocybin, with results showing that half them had responded positively after five weeks.

Reduced depressive symptoms happened as a result decreased amygdala CBF, as stated by .

The study goes on to say: "The post-treatment brain changes are different to previously observed acute effects psilocybin and other ‘psychedelics’ yet were related to clinical outcomes. A ‘reset’ therapeutic mechanism is proposed."

Dr Robin Carhart-Harris Imperial College London told the : "Patients were very ready to use this analogy. Without any priming they would say, 'I've been reset, reborn, rebooted', and one patient said his brain had been defragged and cleaned up."

However, Carhart-Harris advised people not to self-medicate.

Ketamine is another drug , while MDMA has in PTSD treatment trials.

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