This includes generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety and panic disorder. Research3 published in 2015 also noted that anxiety (characterized by constant and overwhelming worry and fear) is becoming worrisomely prevalent in the U.S., presently eclipsing all forms of cancer by 800 percent.
The conventional approach to anxiety and depression treatment typically involves ineffective and brain-altering drugs. Interestingly, two recent studies suggest the psychedelic drug psilocybin, also known as magic mushrooms, may have truly profound benefits for cancer patients struggling with anxiety and depression.
Psilocybin, like marijuana, is a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act.4,5The mushrooms are typically ingested in their fresh or dried form, or can be made into tea. Large doses have been known to induce panic and/or psychosis.