How 'magic mushroom' chemical could free the mind of depression, addictions

Scientists are researching medical benefits of psilocybin, which is found in "magic mushrooms."

Story highlights

  • The chemical "psilocybin"' found in magic mushrooms could be used to treat depression
  • Psilocybin causes the introspective region of our brain to become less active
  • Experiencing a "mystical mental state" could free people from addictions
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