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No wonder hippies look so happy! Maybe there’s some magic in those mushrooms?

Recently, there have been a number of reports and studies exploring the potential therapeutic applications of currently illicit drugs. Cannabis is breaking down barriers in the treatment of certain types of epilepsy in the UK and a marketing application for an intranasal esketamine spray has been submitted to the EMA for treatment-resistant major depressive disorder.

Currently available antidepressants, such as SSRIs, are used collectively to treat major depressive disorder, anxiety and other mood disorders. They have been shown to lack substantial efficacy in all patient populations and are renowned for having a delayed onset of action (Penn and Tracy, 2012). Working in the area of mental health at CHC, coupled with an interest to find out more, we ventured further into a current avenue of research that looked more and more curious…

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