Antidepressant properties found in magic mushrooms

New-age hippies may not be not the only ones rejoicing in the re-emergence of magic mushrooms, with the latest evidence revealing the infamous fungi may indeed have a medicinal function.

Scientists from Imperial College London report that psilocybin, a hallucinogenic compound in the mushrooms, could potentially be used as a treatment for depression.

Their trial, which involved 12 people with treatment