6 Unusual treatments for your Depression when nothing else works
2 Magic Mushrooms
Psychedelic compounds like psilocybin found in some species of mushrooms can work wonders for clinical depression, anxiety chronic conditions and alcoholism. In fact research at New York University and John Hopkins University has shown that psilocybin reduces depression in cancer patients. The ingredient as an unusual treatment for depression has found to provide fast acting relief with long term benefits for depression.
Yes it has a reputation of being a “Party Drug” but it has shown life saving properties when it comes to treatments for depression. A traditional anti-depressant might take up to 8 weeks to show results where as ketamine reduces depression symptoms within 2 hours! This kind of swift effect is especially needed in the case of patients with suicidal tendencies. In fact the scientists of National Institutes of Mental Heath have already started using ketamine for suicide prone cases.
According to Elizabeth Ballard PhD, staff scientist at National Institute of Mental Health, “We really need much better treatments for people who are currently in a suicidal crisis,”. “Interventions such as [ketamine] could really represent a new way forward for treatment of depression and suicide risk.”