What health benefits recent research shows that psychedelic mushrooms may have

Can causes cessation of addiction

A study( analyzed the effects of psychedelic compound when treating alcohol addiction. It helped reduce the urge to drink. Another study noticed that it improved the probability of abstaining from smoking for 12 months. More research is ongoing to find out its effectiveness in ceasing misuse of drugs.

It can manage depression

Research( suggests that mushrooms can be a treatment for depression. Mushrooms contain psilocybin- the psychedelic compound, which suppresses depressive symptoms, keeping the condition low. But more research is needed to observe if the treatment can go beyond one year.

 What experts think of the new law?

Experts think that psychedelic drugs can be dangerous if not administered by specialists. In case of approval, they should not be sold randomly in the streets.

 What risks people should be aware of?

The risks include abnormal blood pressure increase and faster heartrate. Others are;

Possible food poisoning

Most people cannot differentiate between poisonous and nonpoisonous mushrooms. It may be difficult to what is helpful unless you truly can tell the difference.

Mixing problems

Combining mushrooms and some drugs can increase the risk of dreadful reactions that can harm the body.

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

MS, University of Tartu
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Using the acquired academic and professional experience, I advise patients with various complaints about mental health - depressed mood, nervousness, lack of energy and interest, sleep disorders, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts and anxieties, difficulty concentrating, and stress. In my free time, I love to paint and go on long walks on the beach. One of my latest obsessions is sudoku – a wonderful activity to calm an unease mind.

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

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