Modern medicine is often at a loss to understand or find ways to treat problems relating to mental health. Everything from mild anxiety to severe dementia or schizophrenia can be treated only to some extent, but the actual cure for many of these conditions has yet to be found.
The issue is also that not even a fraction of how the brain truly works has been understood so far. As such, when we discover that something as unusual as a psychedelic mushroom might actually have a proven positive effect on mental health, scientists tend to listen.
What Are the Effects of Magic Mushrooms on Mental Health?
Magic mushrooms can apparently make us crazy. People who have been taking them for years say that as much as 3.5 grams of a magic mushroom can induce a psychedelic state complete with weird hallucinations and sensations that you wouldn’t normally experience unless you are severely disabled. Fortunately, these effects wear off pretty quickly, but the fact that the mushrooms have more positive effects when used in smaller doses is quite intriguing.
Science and experimentation has shown that by micro-dosing your portions of psilocybe cubensis spores, you can experience:
- A heightened state of awareness in which you can pay better attention and focus on your work with greater ease;
- More energy, as you will be able to do a lot more things in a short time span without feeling tired or drained;
- Reduced pain and a general sense of contentment and happiness;
- Reduced feelings of anxiety and depression;
- An ability to think more creatively and keep your thoughts outside the box.
Whether you’re an artist, an engineer or a social worker, micro-dosing has been known to have a beneficial effect on just about anyone, as long as the dosages are small enough to avoid inducing a psychedelic experience.
How Science Hopes to Find All the Answers
By growing mushrooms in the lab, subjecting them to various experiments and extracting their hallucinogenic compounds at various stages of their development, scientists hope to find out more about what makes magic mushrooms tick and how they can enable the effects that they produce.
Researchers have already conducted many tests on patients suffering from severe depression and anxiety, as well as those with chronic pain or who have certain emotional disabilities or blockages. The results were quite amazing, as many of the people who tried even smaller doses of the mushrooms have experienced impressive recovery symptoms. Some have even stated that the effect the mushrooms had on them were the most intense positive experience they had in their entire lives.
Currently, the hope is that future research into the use of psychedelic mushrooms can pave the way to better solutions for treating mental health issues that are even more serious and complex than the ones shown above. Although there is still a lot of research to be done, the current use of magic mushrooms shows a promising start to what can be one of the greatest breakthroughs in modern medicine.