Magic Mushrooms May Cure Depression


A NEW STUDY ON SO-CALLED MAGIC
MUSHROOMS HAS YIELDED GOOD RESULTS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE
SUFFERING FROM DEPRESSION THAT DOES NOT GET CURED
THROUGH TRADITIONAL METHODS. THIS WAS A SMALL STUDY OF 12 PATIENTS, BUT IT ADDS TO
MOUNTING EVIDENCE THAT MAGIC MUSHROOMS COULD LEAD TO A
POSSIBLE SOLUTION FOR THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM
SEVERE DEPRESSION. IT
COULD REALLY RUN
AMOK ON YOUR LIFE.>>THIS IS ONE OF THE AREAS IN
WHICH YOU ARE ABLE TO CONDUCT THIS RESEARCH. I THINK LATER ON THEY WANT TO
STOP SCIENTISTS FROM CONDUCTING THIS RESEARCH. IT IS AMAZING THE STUFF THAT IS
SITTING OUT THERE FOR US TO DISCOVER. I WOULD ASSUME IT IS PROBABLY
HIGHER THAN THAT.>>IT’S INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO
EXPLORE OPTIONS OTHER THAN WHAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE
RIGHT NOW. FOR SOME, ANTIDEPRESSANTS
THAT ARE SOLD TO US BY PHARMACEUTICALS WORK, BUT THERE
ARE SOME SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS. THOSE SIDE EFFECTS CAN
RUN AMOK ON YOUR LIFE. TO HAVE THIS OPTION IS
IMPORTANT. I’M NOT SAYING THIS IS THE
MAGIC BULLET, I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO CONTINUE
RESEARCHING IT AND STUDYING IT. AT THE SAME TIME, I CAN SAY FROM
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH EXPERIMENTING WITH MAGIC
MUSHROOMS IT HELPED MY LIFE. I HAVE TALKED ABOUT IT MORE
OPENLY ON THE SHOW RECENTLY BECAUSE I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT
TO SHARE THINGS ANECDOTALLY. THIS IS NOT A SCIENTIFIC
STUDY, THIS IS JUST ME AND MY PERSONAL LIFE. THERE ARE THINGS I WAS
STRUGGLING WITH, AND I DID NOT TAKE MAGIC MUSHROOMS THINKING
IT WOULD SOLVE MY ISSUES. I DID IT BECAUSE I WANT TO
HAVE FUN AND EXPERIMENT. WHAT I EXPERIENCED WAS
VERY INTERESTING. IT WAS A SELF-AWARENESS THAT I
WAS NOT EVEN EXPECTING. IT WAS AN APPRECIATION FOR
THINGS I TAKE FOR GRANTED. THERE ARE CASES WHERE PEOPLE
MAY TAKE TOO MUCH AND COULD LEAD TO PARANOIA. AGAIN, THIS IS NOT AN
ENDORSEMENT, IT IS JUST INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT COULD
POSSIBLY HAPPEN SHOULD WE PERFECT THE RIGHT DOSAGE.

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  1. Typical liberal garbage. This drug is highly deadly. And as usual useless liberals contribute nothing to this planer

  2. Please stop calling them "magic" mushrooms!!!

    If you want people to be serious about research you don't call them magic.

  3. Most of the people who claim to be "depressed" are full of shit. Just another example of how we over prescribe drugs in America. Feeling sad today? Have some SSRI's. 69% of people taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), the primary type of antidepressants, have never suffered from major depressive disorder.

  4. Worked for me. I think it's best to take a bigger shroom trip and then use LSD in mocrodoses for a longer period. That way you can work on those insights you got during the trip. And what the hell is a bad trip? I think you have to break yourself to a certain degree in order to get better.

  5. Maybe living in culture of greed and material accumulation, having to put up with imbecile bosses, sycophant co-workers while voting between Drumpf and Shillary has something to do with depression. The real cure for depression is to fix these problems, even the attempt at trying to solve these problems will get you out of depression.

  6. As someone that has major depression, I've been on dozens and dozens of medications that have made no measurable improvement. I've been dealing with this for over a decade. Smoking weed is the only thing that actually helps me. So until the laws on weed change, I'll be labeled a criminal.

  7. Mr. Carhart -Harris is a very smart person, very great researcher. Saw him give a presentation on this research in NYC last year. Important to stress here that the subjects of these experiments were not given actual mushrooms – they were given purified extractions of psilocybin from the mushrooms in therapeutic settings with the aid of doctors and researchers. If you are depressed, please do not go out and buy a bag of shrooms to trip on unless you have someone sober with you who can guide your experience in a positive direction.

  8. Well animals are known to eat stuff that'll get them high if they are going through some bullshit like their land being bombed

  9. 1:20 This is NOT a cure, this is in effect, a band aid for severe open wounds.  Drugs artificially increase dopamine levels.  So yea, a depressed person is not as depressed.  Not only is this NOT a cure but it's a POOR temporary fix.

  10. The night my best friend took shrooms for the first time, after she came down, she went into her room, and shot herself. Her husband thinks it was part of a bucket list she had, but I think is as she came down, she became paranoid and all the pent up emotions she had due to her depression just hit her all at once and she ended her life because of it. Not saying i don't think this is a fasinating study, even if it is small. I think it is amazing that many scientists are reverting back to the more natural ways to find cures or natural substances to help treat illnesses instead of trying to create another substance that has a huge multitude of side effects that can make the recipient sometimes feel worse than better. Back to basics. I'm not one of those who think that taking pharmaceuticals is bad for you and should be avoided at all costs. I'm just someone who finds botany fascinating, and loves anything related to medicine and science. 🙂

  11. lol I definitely took too much and will never try them again. However definitely some stories to laugh about later.

  12. …the Republicans will pass a Law to prevent anyone from getting Magic Mushrooms…they want Everyone to be miserable…

  13. This needs to be studied more. My understanding, however, is that such studies are not allowed in the U.S. Same with marijuana, very limited.

  14. Damn Ana needs to calm down with the drug use, I wish we'd solidify our drug policy as in loosen it up and make it clear what the rules are or enforce the law and crack down on public figures who are open about illegal drug use

  15. i have depression and its pretty much crippled my life for a few years. im actually considering getting shrooms after i read a similar article.

  16. Mushrooms are too cool for the establishment to embrace. They show the world beyond the corporate matrix. All natural. Highly illegal. I have never heard of anyone addicted to them. Generally considered a mild psychedelic likely used by shaman since time immemorial .

  17. The active ingredients have to be narrowed down that alleviate the depression, and that part used instead of the hallucinogenic part. Many medicines are derived from plants, even some from animals- like the snake venom used to temporarily "paralyze" some areas of a patient during certain types of surgeries.

  18. nothing new, nixon's bullshit ban was about incarcerating counter culturists, not stopping "harmful" drugs.

  19. the anti whatever (depressants psychotics inflamatories pain meds sleeping pills etc.)they gave me over the years acted like meth and rotted my teeth even while going to the dentist regularly made me feel crazier and suicidal. Now i smoke pot and am able to cope for the most part far better but from memory, mushrooms did have a profound effect on my emotions and senses.

  20. For no reason should Psilocybin be used as a recreational drug as Ana K. describes. The psychedelic effects of Psilocybin however, have proven to be extremely beneficial to many individuals when used specifically for purposes of intrapersonal exploration. The same can be said for mescaline, DMT, and other similar hallucinogens. So called "bad trips" occur when an experiencer is suddenly confronted with his/her repressed, subconscious, psychological fears, lurking in the depths of their psyche. Having spoken with hundreds of people who have used this age old drug, I have found that the vast majority of those who had bad trips were ingesting psychedelics for purely recreational purposes. In contrast, those who were taking them in an attempt to achieve deeper, personal insight, had far fewer negative experiences.   Cheers!

  21. Love the way you spoke about your personal experience on mushrooms, Ana. I've experienced the same. Certainly have taken too much at one point but the right amount can be life changing in such a positive way! Makes me want to trip just thinking about it. <3 🙂

  22. my experiences with mushrooms as a teenager was more of a scientific adventure more than a trip. i analyzed how i was experiencing my high, changing variables and just overall messing with my own mind. but regardless. how i felt afterwards. was almost euphoric. like i had temporarily brushed off my stresses. just long enough to accurately deal with them, which inevitably helped me lead to a better way of handling stress. also the alternate ways of thinking when taking psychotropics can help you see things from multiple angles at once. which you end up adapting to and using well after youre sober. shrooms are a safe way most of the time. there are always risks

  23. There's lot of people depressed in Venezuela right now. Send them shrooms! So they don't have to notice the economic depression the socialists have done there. They are really feeling the Bern.

  24. Shroom side-effects are far worse to the psyche than any prescription medication. Psychedelics permanently change the wiring of your brain. They can cause permanent personality changes for better or worse. They can make life more beautiful or they can give you PTSD.

  25. Please don't become one of those newspapers who comment on medicine without knowing a thing about it.

    Firstly the Psilocybin was extracted by a pharmaceutical company, it was not the mushrooms themselves, so without mentioning that you might end up with people eating the mushrooms in its entirety with all the other compounds that come with it. Your commentary on 'natural' somewhat proves you don't know enough about the medicines people take, MANY are derived from natural sources with the bits you don't need cut out cause those bits cause harm… The lack of adverse effects reported in the trial is likely because all the extras where cut out.

    Secondly a trial of 12 people is NOTHING, and it doesn't help that the study didn't have a control group. It wasn't a blind study either, so the placebo effect may have occured here.

    Thirdly depression is not entirely understood. Although it is impressive that two doses alone managed to reduce depression symptoms for a three month period (typically anti-depressents take about two weeks for their therapeutic effect to kick in properly) there could be a number of factors involved there. Again the placebo affect may have kicked in. The increased support that inherently came with being involved in the study could have alleviated depression. etc. etc.

    The end of the article describes this study as a prelude to a larger clinical trial, and you guys in the media should be careful not to advertise these sorts of studies UNTIL the studies can be 100% certain of it's safety (IE wait for that one). With the current way you guys have portrayed it, it is entirely possible that someone decides to go out and purchase 'magic mushrooms' and get themselves hurt, or worse, killed. Do not assume your viewers are intelligent enough to not do something like this, medical professionals afterall always have to assume the patient is both the most knowledgeable person and the biggest dumbass at the same time, and so should you.

    Here is the paper (it's free to access):
    http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366%2816%2930065-7/fulltext

  26. Once again Ana and John you proved that you two should only stick to political stories. Next time have Cara Santa Maria review the story.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3081994/
    The Role and Interpretation of Pilot Studies in Clinical Research

    "The purpose of conducting a pilot study is to examine the feasibility of an approach that is intended to be used in a larger scale study. The roles and limitations of pilot studies are described here using a clinical trial as an example. A pilot study can be used to evaluate the feasibility of recruitment, randomization, retention, assessment procedures, new methods, and implementation of the novel intervention."

    "A pilot study is not a hypothesis testing study. Safety, efficacy and effectiveness are not evaluated in a pilot."

    "There are two fundamental reasons that hypothesis testing is not used in a pilot study: the limited state of knowledge about the methods or intervention in the patient population to be studied and the smaller proposed sample size."

  27. This is amazing!!! I was on mess for about a year and went through hell. Side effects outweigh the benefits. Natural stuff always works better.

  28. I've been trying to explain this to people since this study came out!!! Obviously it depends on you brain chemistry but still an AWESOME study!

  29. I think if you have never had a psychedelic experience, you should be depressed. because you're missing out.

  30. Good for you ANA! thanks for talking about your experience – very brave. no one talks about these things. i just sent this to my best friend who has severe depression, incurable by standard methods, and who is struggling to survive because of it.
    we need to save these people and explore alternative ways to help them!

  31. Its true .. they do… so does ecstasy.. and acid (acid if youre ready to get over the depressionnonly if that depression is situational) also cures many anxiety based mental illnesses. anxiety, panic disorders, ptsd, ocd and so on.. also specific to "magic mushrooms" cure cluster headaches. Im not sure if its specifically the actual chemicals changing anything or if its just the fact that you find yourself , or understand things in a new light…. however exactly as Ana points out you can always have a "bad trip" thats why you need a guide. You need someone who's been there done that and is better now and wants to help you…. all of tbose things got me through some serious problems that most people dont survive statistically. However i havent used any of them in over 10 years and i feel myself slipping back into depression ptsd etc… my wife suffers from severe ocd. todays her bday and ive gathered some "new medications" for her to try as i will guide her through the experiences the way i was guided. You almost need your guide to be like a form of a preacher someone who can take you through a positive journey someone who understands other realms and dimensions preferably physics but is lose and free… as far as cluster headaches it may be from the actual chemical makeup but whos to say just yet? good luck world!

  32. Nixon created the war on drugs and was a drunk and there are tapes on the internet of him admitting its BS SO CAN WE FUCKING DISMISS EVERYONE'S CASES BANISH THE LAWS AND GO HOME ALREADY?!?!

  33. maybe if we hadnt have turned the world into such a shit hole with endless wars and oppression of the people all over the planet by psychopath so called' leaders' then so many people wouldnt be suffering through this terrible disease? just saying is all…

  34. Shrooms and acid etc allow you to see that there is a world of objective existence beyond your own subjective experience of life.

    People can be depressed bc they see the falseness of our social life and see no way to get beyond it. Shrooms can help you see there really is more to life than the bullshit rules we've created in order to get along.

  35. I'm telling you.
    Edible weed has had this effect on me.
    I've been suffering from depression for 20 years.
    I have had every drug and treatment imaginable, including smoking Marijuana.
    For some reason, when I took an edible gummy, something changed for me.
    I'm not saying I'm completely cured.
    But I do feel better.
    I would love to see this research expanded.

  36. Huh. Is it a coincidence that I bought a quarter of mushrooms a few days ago and then they post this video?

  37. This isn't even a conversation. There is no point in discussing shrooms without trying them first. It is access to a par of our brain we rarely use and let's us see the world in a way we've never seen. Shrooms are a thing of wonder and should never be taken lightly.

  38. as a recovering opioid addict I can say that shrooms helped me through my depression like nothing else.

  39. as a recovering opioid addict I can say that shrooms helped me through my depression like nothing else.

  40. shortly after my sister died, when I was very suicidal, even attempting it, I ate shrooms to a few consecutive therapy sessions and I can't explain into words what happened, but it helped me so much and I wasn't suicidal after a few months of doing that. I'm definitely in favor of using shrooms to help people with depression. I just think it should be regulated in a controlled setting so people don't have a bad trip and do something stupid.

  41. Same as it ever was… This study isn't new. The information is generally kept from the public via corporate media. These stories are just repackaged saying "new" what's new is the talking head.

  42. interesting points ,if anyone else is searching for alternative treatment for depression try Nevolly Depression Remover Nerd (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some awesome things about it and my m8 got great success with it.

  43. I'd try it at 1/3 – 1/4 dose. I'm afraid of a bad trip, and I've never done any psychedelics. But I'm on anti-depressants for about 16 years now.

  44. I don't mean to be mean to Ana but it makes me laugh that she took magic mushrooms, but i am wondering, how? I'm pretty sure it's illegal (don't worry im not gonna tell anyone) and btw i dont wanna take it im just wondering if it's illegal then why is she telling the audience that she took it? I'm just curious.

  45. I'm not keen on drugs but if they could prevent depressive symptoms largely without hurting anyone, then i would definitley be for it. especially since i suffer from depression, but again, i dont wanna promote anything because more research needs to be done 🙂

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