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Magic Mushrooms May Hold Key to Long-Term Anxiety Relief in Clinical Settings

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  • Prevalence of anxiety disorders in the U.S. may be as high as 40 million, or about 18 percent of the population over the age of 18, making it the most common mental illness in the nation
  • Two recent studies suggest the psychedelic drug psilocybin, also known as magic mushrooms, may have truly profound benefits for cancer patients struggling with anxiety and depression
  • A single dose of psilocybin resulted in six-month-long anxiety and/or depression relief in 80 percent of patients. Some report being anxiety-free four years later

By Dr. Mercola

According to data from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the prevalence of anxiety disorders in the U.S. may be as high as 40 million, or about 18 percent of the population over the age of 18, making it the most common mental illness in the nation.


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