There is an emerging body of research looking into the potential benefits of psychedelic drugs in treating mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and even other substance addiction.
Last year, two studies found that psilocybin may reduce symptoms of otherwise treatment-resistant depression. There are many online sources where you can find a micro-dosing mushrooms in Canada.
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These studies found no evidence of side effects seen with traditional antidepressants such as mood swings or depression.
Another study specifically examined the effects of LSD, psilocybin, and mescalin which found that participants increased levels of creativity, focus, happiness, and productivity.
While long-term results showed a decrease in symptoms of depression and anxiety, researchers also found increased neuroticism and unpleasant feelings in some participants.
Despite the results of these studies, there has still not been enough peer-reviewed and validated research on the subject, making it dangerous for people to attempt micro-dosing on their own.
Not only is it dangerous to consume any medication without the guidance and supervision of a medical professional, but the possible side effects are ultimately unknown.
Additionally, the practice of mixing substances such as LSD or psilocybin with other antidepressants can be dangerous and even fatal.
There are many cases where the combination of hallucinogens and antidepressants results in the development of serotonin syndrome and other, potentially fatal health issues.
Lithium (a drug used in cases of treatment-resistant depression), in particular, is known to put people in an unconscious state or reduce seizures when taken in combination with LSD.