Psychedelic drug could ‘reset’ brain

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Researchers believe a hallucinogen drug may be the answer for treating depression. The powerful drug is currently being trialled, and researchers think it could ‘reset’ the depressed brain.

The breakthrough could benefit those who don’t respond well to traditional pills for depression. Participants in the trial will be given the drug, which will be followed by talking therapy.

The hope is that psychedelic-assisted therapy would aid in the long-term relief from symptoms of depression. Researchers believe the combination of the drug and talking therapy could be effective for various mental illnesses as well. Similarly, medical cannabis is used by some suffering from mental illness and is known to have an effect.

According to a study by the Harvard Medical School, marijuana can help with anxiety and depression without giving the user a sensation of being high. The study highlights CBD oil as a common reliever of things like insomnia, anxiety and even epilepsy. Those struggling with mental illness are encouraged to speak with a medical professional before making a decision to use any of these substances.

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