• Psychedelic Science: Magic Mushrooms

Psychedelic Science: Magic Mushrooms (Photo : YouTube/ ReasonTV)

Anxiety is a normal reaction to any disease like cancer and other dreaded diseases. Even before the treatment process will begin, feeling of depression and being anxious would most likely be exhibited by patients. Thus, necessitating remedies for such reaction, including the potential use of magic mushroom.

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There are many reasons why people with cancer or any individual suffering from a disease may feel anxious. There are some who feel anxiety because of the potential spreading of the disease, while other feel depression and fear over a more intense treatment, according to WebMD.

And for that matter, anxiety treatment updates are constantly being done by experts to address cancer anxiety. As per Huffington Post, cancer patients are now finding anxiety relief in psychedelic mushrooms. This new paradigm of addressing anxiety being caused by cancer is still under clinical trial for it mainly uses high-dose psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms.

"This is very different [from a pharmaceutical approach] because it's a therapeutic approach that's imposed over a single session experience," Dr. Roland Griffiths, a professor of behavioral biology, told HuffingTon Post. "That really is an entirely different model than chronic drug treatment. It's also different from a classic psychotherapeutic approach, which can take weeks and months."

Based on the clinical study done, patients administered with psilocybin experienced the so-called "psychedelic" effects of the drug. The said effects would include, but not limited to drastic changes in emotions, perception, and reasoning of an individual. Apart from that, it noted that there were also moments of psychological insight and feeling of unity and interconnectedness.

Most people wanting to try bits of this specific anxiety treatment update are aiming to have their normal life back. They want to enjoy life as they used to do before. And with the anxiety treatment still under trial, patients suffering from cancer would just have to wait a little longer for the said anxiety relief to be available in the market.