Psilocybin treats major depression

Joy Ride
3 min readNov 17, 2021

It is about flexibility

Art by Anna Deveaux, M.Sc.

Major depressive disorder is a significant problem. Current medications widely accepted in the field are well-known antidepressants that usually take weeks to months to take effect and require daily repetitive doses.

Strikingly, psilocybin (an active ingredient of certain mushrooms) takes just two days, requires one or two separate doses with therapy…

Joy Ride

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