Magic mushrooms succeed where conventional drugs fail

They ‘reboot’ brain activity in patients with treatment-resistant depression

It appears that magic mushrooms reset brain activity in a similar way to electroconvulsive therapy.

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This could be useful for patients with treatment-resistant depression, British scientists report.

They say the benefits of a dose can last up to five weeks, with imaging results tentatively supporting a “reset” analogy.

The researchers say psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms, is responsible for the effect.

“We have shown for the first time clear changes in brain activity in depressed people treated with psilocybin after failing to respond to conventional