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Apr 14, 2022

Psilocybin Increases Brain Connectivity in People With Depression After Use

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Summary: People with depression who responded to psilocybin therapy showed an increase in brain connectivity for up to three weeks following treatment. The increased brain connectivity was correlated with self-reported improvements in depression symptoms.

Source: Imperial College London.

Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound found in magic mushrooms, helps to “open up” depressed people’s brains, even after use, enabling brain regions to talk more freely to one another.

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