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Offline Wakinyan

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Mushrooms to treat depression
« on: February 26, 2018, 09:19:54 PM »
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-13282-7


"Psilocybin with psychological support is showing promise as a treatment model in psychiatry but its therapeutic mechanisms are poorly understood. Here, cerebral blood flow (CBF) and blood oxygen-level dependent (BOLD) resting-state functional connectivity (RSFC) were measured with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) before and after treatment with psilocybin (serotonin agonist) for treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Quality pre and post treatment fMRI data were collected from 16 of 19 patients. Decreased depressive symptoms were observed in all 19 patients at 1-week post-treatment and 47% met criteria for response at 5 weeks. Whole-brain analyses revealed post-treatment decreases in CBF in the temporal cortex, including the amygdala. Decreased amygdala CBF correlated with reduced depressive symptoms."

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Re: Mushrooms to treat depression
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 02:02:53 PM »
The big take away from the above article seems to be that mushrooms taken every 1 to 5 weeks can help stave off depression in even treatment resistant depression.

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Re: Mushrooms to treat depression
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 11:26:45 PM »
sounds like a fine plan.
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