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Psilocybin, the Drug in Magic Mushrooms, Lifts Mood and Increases Compassion Over the Long Term - - TIME Healthland

Psilocybin, the Drug in Magic Mushrooms, Lifts Mood and Increases Compassion Over the Long Term - - TIME Healthland
The psychedelic drug in magic mushrooms may have lasting medical and spiritual benefits, according to new research from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The mushroom-derived hallucinogen, called psilocybin, is known to trigger transformative spiritual states, but at high doses it can also result in “bad trips” marked by terror and panic. The trick is to get the dose just right, which the Johns Hopkins researchers report having accomplished. In their study, the Hopkins scientists were able to reliably induce transcendental experiences in volunteers, which offered long-lasting psychological growth and helped people find peace in their lives — without the negative effects. (PHOTOS: Inside Colorado’s Marijuana Industry) “The important point here is that we found the sweet spot where we can optimize the positive persistent effects and avoid some of the fear and anxiety that can occur and can be quite disruptive,” says lead author Roland Griffiths, professor of behavioral biology at Hopkins.

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Pharmacology Vaults : Neuropharmacology of Hallucinogens : a technical overview, by BilZ0r (v3.1 Aug 2005) Please note that this subject is extremely technical and this article requires a background in brain science to fully understand. Some definitions of some key terms are included in the Definitions section of this artice. What are hallucinogens?

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