mushrooms - anxiety and depression

Posted by 1mountaingirl86 @1mountaingirl86, Mar 15, 2019

has anyone tried mushrooms for relief of anxiety and depression? It's legal in Colorado and takes the place of drugs. I'm moving to Colorado and thinking about trying it out. It is not used with antidepressants or anxiety meds. Doctor approved.

Hi, @mountaingirl1 – I'm assuming you may be looking into "magic mushrooms" or something along those lines for anxiety and depression? You mentioned this is doctor approved. Is there a certain type of mushrooms your physician approved for these conditions?

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My daughter researched it and knows more about it than I do. I haven't gotten to Colorado to speak with a doctor about it – I will be there after April lst. I'll let you know more after I talk to my daughter and get all of the details. She did say you have to be off anti-depressants when you take these mushrooms. After I see a doctor and get approved – I do know you have to go to certains doctors to get their approval. I would like to hear from some of you that have tried it and see if it really works better than anti-depressants and anti anxiety drugs. Anyone out there that have tried it?

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@1mountaingirl86

My daughter researched it and knows more about it than I do. I haven't gotten to Colorado to speak with a doctor about it – I will be there after April lst. I'll let you know more after I talk to my daughter and get all of the details. She did say you have to be off anti-depressants when you take these mushrooms. After I see a doctor and get approved – I do know you have to go to certains doctors to get their approval. I would like to hear from some of you that have tried it and see if it really works better than anti-depressants and anti anxiety drugs. Anyone out there that have tried it?

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Would like to her the results after you find out. Thanks.

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Duke, Harvard, u of London and other places are working on magic mushrooms and others. I think it’s expiremental/research at this pt.
You might also consider Michael Polan’s book. “How to change your mind”.

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Hello. There are some recent posts about the use of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) for treatment of anxiety and depression. I am a Volunteer Mentor with Mayo Clinic Connect. I can provide information and support here at Connect however we (volunteer mentors) are not physicians so we do not recommend treatments or therapies.

I'd like to share that the use of psychedelics, including magic mushrooms, is in a very early phase of investigation. While there are some encouraging results from research studies, I'd like to suggest that in places where magic mushrooms are legal, (in Denver, not the entire state of Colorado), one should only consider this type of treatment under the care of a psychiatrist (medical doctor) who has lots and lots of experience with this.

Johns Hopkins University has established a Center in their Psychiatry Department. This page also has links to published research studies.
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/psychiatry/research/psychedelics-research.html
I've read Michael Pollan's book "How to Change Your Mind". I enjoyed the book however it is about his own experiences and his reporting. His book is not scientific evidence for the effectiveness (or not) of these psychedelics.

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