Mushroom Treatment for Major Depression Shows Year-Long Benefits

Mushroom Treatment for Major Depression Shows Year-Long Benefits

In a groundbreaking development, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have unveiled promising results from a study suggesting that a certain compound found in “happy mushrooms,” could provide significant and long-lasting relief from major depressive disorder. The study, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, builds on previous research indicating that certain compounds in ‘Happy Mushrooms’ can alleviate depressive symptoms for up to a month. Now, the findings indicate that these benefits may extend for at least a year for many patients.

You can learn more about what ‘Happy Mushrooms’ are doing for people who suffer from depression by going to the Curative Mushrooms website at the link below:

https://www.curativemushrooms.com

The lead author of the study, Dr. Natalie Gukasyan, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, expressed optimism about the results. “Our findings add to evidence that, … this is a promising therapeutic approach that can lead to significant and durable improvements in depression,” she stated.

For this specific study, researchers recruited 27 participants, all of whom had a long history of depression, with most experiencing depressive symptoms for approximately two years before the study. A significant portion of the participants (88%) had previously received treatment with standard antidepressant medications, with 58% currently using antidepressants during their depressive episodes.

The study involved participants being divided into two groups, with one group receiving the mushroom treatment immediately and the other after an eight-week waiting period. Each participant received six to eight hours of preparatory meetings with two treatment facilitators before their sessions. Participants were then assessed at regular intervals, including one day and one week after each session, and subsequently at one, three, six, and 12 months following the second session.

The results were striking. Both groups experienced significant decreases in depression, and these effects endured one, three, six, and 12 months after treatment. Notably, 75% of participants responded positively to the treatment, and 58% experienced complete remission of symptoms at the 12-month mark.

Dr. Roland Griffiths, the Oliver Lee McCabe III, Ph.D., Professor in the Neuropsychopharmacology of Consciousness at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and founding director of the Johns Hopkins Center, expressed enthusiasm about the results. “[This mushroom compound] not only produces significant and immediate effects, it also has a long duration, which suggests that it may be a uniquely useful new treatment for depression,” he stated. This extended duration sets [this compound] … apart from traditional antidepressants, which require long-term use to maintain symptom relief.

While most people that want to receive these benefits must go on the wait list at John Hopkins University there is a company offering more options for people. Curative Mushrooms has an All-In-One ‘Happy Mushrooms’ for sad people grow kit that allows people to unlock these benefits in the comfort of their own home.

More information can be found out about this ‘Happy Mushrooms’ grow kit by visiting the Curative Mushrooms Store at the link below:

https://store.curativemushrooms.com

Curative Mushrooms

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