Did you know there are psychological benefits to doing shrooms?
Psilocybin mushrooms, or shrooms, have been used for thousands of years for their medicinal and spiritual properties. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the potential psychological benefits of magic mushrooms. But are there really therapeutic benefits to doing shrooms?
While research in this area is still in its early stages, initial findings suggest that magic mushrooms may have a variety of mental health benefits. And many users have even cited their own experiences with the therapeutic benefits of mushrooms. As such, today Chronic Haze brings you five of the psychological benefits of doing shrooms.
Shrooms Can Decrease Anxiety and Depression
One of the most well-known benefits of magic mushrooms is their ability to improve mood and decrease anxiety and depression. The active ingredient in magic mushrooms, psilocybin, has been shown to stimulate the growth of new brain cells and increase the connectivity between existing cells. This increase in brain activity can lead to a decrease in symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as an overall improvement in mood.
In a recent study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, researchers found that a single dose of psilocybin led to significant improvements in mood, anxiety, and depression in patients with cancer-related psychological distress. Another study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology found that psilocybin was effective in reducing symptoms of treatment-resistant depression.
Increased Creativity and Openness
Magic mushrooms have also been found to increase creativity and openness. In a study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, researchers found that psilocybin increased the personality trait of openness in healthy adults. Openness is a trait associated with creativity, imagination, and aesthetic appreciation. Another study found that psilocybin increased creative thinking and improved problem-solving abilities in healthy adults.
Magic mushrooms may also improve relationships. In a study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, researchers found that psilocybin increased feelings of social connectedness and empathy in healthy adults. This increase in social connectedness may lead to improved relationships with others, as well as an overall increase in feelings of compassion and empathy.
Many people who use magic mushrooms report having profound spiritual experiences. These experiences can be transformative and may lead to a greater sense of purpose and meaning in life. In a study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, researchers found that psilocybin produced a range of mystical-type experiences in healthy adults. These experiences included feelings of unity with all things, a sense of transcending time and space, and a sense of oneness with the universe.
Magic mushrooms may also have potential as a treatment for addiction. In a study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, researchers found that psilocybin was effective in reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms in people with alcohol dependence. Another study found that psilocybin-assisted therapy was effective in helping people quit smoking.
While research in this area is still in its early stages, initial findings suggest that magic mushrooms may have a variety of therapeutic benefits. With proper care and planning, it’s possible for you to experience these benefits as well. But, as always, remember to prioritize your safety. Shrooms themselves aren’t harmful or toxic, but you should always make sure your “set” and “setting” are right before beginning a trip.
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