Local Woman Trades In Antidepressants For Magic Mushrooms To Treat Depression And Anxiety

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Psilocybin, a hallucinogenic compound found in magic mushrooms, can be used to treat depression and anxiety. Image via wikipedia.

Aysha Ali, who lives in Wilmington and works in King of Prussia, has traded in antidepressants for magic mushrooms to treat her depression and anxiety, writes Bethany Ao for The Philadelphia Inquirer, as reported on MSN.

She is one of a growing number of people nationwide who are finding that using full doses and microdoses of LSD and magic mushrooms are helping treat depression and anxiety.

The use of psychedelics for treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, and PTSD has become a hot topic in the mental health field recently.

The positive news is piling up, from research that has shown promising results after the FDA approved and fast-tracked several new treatments based on psychedelics in the last 12 months.

For Ali, it means a world of difference. While she was on antidepressants, she had to deal with side effects such as appetite loss, decreased libido, and nausea.

Now, she finds it easier to go to bed at night and wake up with a positive attitude.

“It’s not a cure for everything, but the scientific information we’re getting now is helping people get out of this mindset of, ‘This is bad,’” she said.

Read more about the potential treatments for depression and anxiety at the MSN by clicking here.

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