Magic mushrooms restore brain function in PSTD victims

The study confirms previous research by Imperial College London, that psilocybin, a naturally occurring compound present in “shrooms”, stimulates new brain cell growth and erases frightening memories. Mice conditioned to fear electric shock when hearing a noise associated with the shock “simply lost their fear”, says Dr. Juan Sanchez-Ramos, who co-authored the study. A low dose of psilocybin led them to overcome “fear conditioning” and the freeze response associated with it faster than the group of mice on Ketanserin (a drug that counteracts the receptor that binds psilocybin in the brain) and a control group on saline.
An estimated 5 percent of Americans – more than 13 million people – have PTSD at any given time, according to the PTSD Alliance. The condition more often associated with combat veterans, is twice as likely to develop in women because they tend to experience interpersonal violence (such as domestic violence, rape and abuse) more often than men.
PTSD is not just psychological. Common symptoms, such as hyper-vigilance, memory fragmentation, flashbacks, dissociation, nightmares and fight or flight responses to ‘triggers’, are generally thought to be psychological and therefore treatable by learning to change thought processes. But new research suggests that they may in fact be the result of long term physiological mutations to the brain.

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5 Responses to “Magic mushrooms restore brain function in PSTD victims”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Dr Alexander Cannon used these and other techniques during W W II
    Winston Churchill closed it down and wanted Cannon to work with developing brainwashing at Porton Down with Chuchills doctor Lord Moran, Cannon said No.
    and was villified and disgraced
    The best qualified psychiatrist
    in the UK was broken and accused of being a fake and a liar.

  2. Anonymous says:

    iiiits the jessssuits….. ha ha
    cant take any more Tap lol
    just noooo moorreee please ha ha
    what a twat that wasp is.

  3. sovereigntea says:

    Such mushrooms also enable one to escape the psychological prison matrix and see outside the box. Perhaps this is why one variety has the name “liberty cap” perhaps this is the real reason that the authorities frown on their consumption.

    Psilocybe semilanceata, commonly known as the liberty cap, is a psychedelic (or “magic”) mushroom that contains the psychoactive compounds psilocybin and baeocystin.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Where can we pick some ..

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oh bloody hell dont let my own layzee stoner see this, he lost most of his brain cells with the wonderful weed….next thing ou know they’ll be queing up for it on the NHS.

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