Psilocybin mushrooms known as the ‘magic’ mushrooms are popular in most parts of the world. Some people use psilocybin mushrooms for their spiritual insights and others use them for the sensation caused by euphoria. However, psilocybin mushrooms have gained popularity in the health sector particularly mental health treating diseases like depression, anxiety, and psychotic stress. 

This article will focus on various mental health benefits of taking psilocybin mushrooms. 

Reduce depression 

Depression is a mental health condition caused by hopelessness, stress, etc. It might also be a side effect as a result of taking other medications. In some cases, depression occurs in mothers after giving birth known as postnatal depression. Research has shown how psilocybin interacts with the brain neurotransmitter serotonin to produce a situation of brain entropy. The occurrence alters the consciousness of depression to the subject so curing them of depression. 

Decrease addictions 

Believe it or not but all addictions are mentally related, so grouped as mental diseases. To support this notion, remember being addicted to your morning coffee. Your brain created this idea subconsciously that you will always need coffee in the morning, and that is why you are addicted to your morning coffee. Other addictions like smoking, drinking alcohol, and pornography are in this grouping too. Psilocybin mushrooms can help solve this problem. A research carried out in 2008 by Amanda Feilding and Johns Hopkins University on nicotine-addicted persons, indicated that the persons’ dependability on the drug substantially went down. More research is still ongoing. 

Dissolve ego issues 

Imagine too much ego ness is mental and needs dissolving by using psilocybin mushrooms. Psychedelics enable a state of conscious freedom from any ego associations. The ego is an illusion. Psilocybin mushrooms can help lose that ego. A study done in 2017 showed that temporarily losing your ego could be beneficial in some contexts. It leads to seeing life in a wide range thus boosting creativity. 

Increase ‘openness’ 

All humans are open at the beginning of their life journey. However, difficult situations like the loss of a loved one, extreme levels of poverty, or a heartbreak can make their ‘openness’ levels go down. People who have experienced a series of traumatic events are known to close down new possibilities and opportunities in life. A study done in 2011 shows that a dose of psilocybin made a mind of a  psychologically disturbed person open up to creativity, aesthetic appreciation, and imagination. Following up on the participants indicated that levels of openness remained higher even after one year of the psilocybin session. 

In summary, Psilocybin mushrooms have several mental health benefits that we should all experience at some point in our lives. Though psilocybin mushrooms have all these benefits, they should be used with the help of or on doctors’ orders. 

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