Increasingly, the list of pathologies that people suffer, meet depression, and it means that modern man is becoming more and more prone to depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Gradually the addiction to drugs that medicine uses in the treatment of this highly dangerous disease. Therefore, scientists are trying to find new approaches and means to resist the insidious disease.

Найден новый антидепрессант – грибы с галлюциногенным эффектом

In different laboratories experiments, sometimes with rather non-standard samples. The Daily Mail, for example, reports that a startup company called Compass Pathways, investigates certain types of fungi to determine their effect on parts of the human brain responsible for mood. Beginning of large-scale tests predefined in 2018.

The project will involve about a dozen European countries. The connection of mushrooms, called psilocybin, going to test on 400 volunteers. Moreover, the response is quite unusual in this area substances, will be assessed and recorded using the innovative equipment.

If tests are successful, then there is a high probability that mushrooms of the genus Psylocibe, with the effect of psychoactive (hallucinogenic) can be used as a basis in the manufacture of drugs intended for the treatment of depressive disorders of different severity.

Some studies on the hallucinogenic fungi had already been carried out. The initiator was Imperial College London. Academics of this College in London observed in 12 patients who for many years suffered from a serious form of depressive disorders.

The majority of subjects, and it is 8 people, the condition stabilized within a week after starting this drug on the basis of psilocybin, the symptoms of depressive disorders was minimized. The results of these studies were published in the periodical The Lancet Psychiatry.

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