I have never eaten cucumber, onion – or an egg. Can I cure my extreme food phobias?
I ’ve always been a fussy eater. Could an expert show me a life beyond the kids’ menu?Is anyone more reviled than fussy eaters? Exclude the obvious candidates (murderers, estate agents, Piers Morgan) and it seems unlikely. It ’s unfortunate that an era in which half the population identify as “foodies” has coincided with one in which the other half are convinced that eating wheat, gluten or nightshades will result in certain spiritual death. Worse still are people who swerve entire food groups on the basis of bizar re childhood whims that should have been abandoned with their teddy bears. I should know, I am one ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 5, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Joe Stone Tags: Food Eating disorders Health & wellbeing Counselling and therapy Mental health Life and style Psychology Diets and dieting Society Source Type: news

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There is a new push to decriminalize psychedelics in the US. In 2020, Oregon became the first US state to legalize psilocybin, commonly known as "magic mushrooms", for personal use for those over age 21. But some in the community aren't so sure. CNN's David Culver reports. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rural Oregon counties may find other ways to limit psilocybin besides the ballot box
Jackson County is considering whether to relegate "magic mushroom" service centers just to commercial areas, precluding any rural retreats. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 3, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Colorado could become 2nd state to decriminalize mushrooms
Colorado voters are set to decide whether to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms for those 21 and older and create state-regulated “healing centers” where participants can experience the drug (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Single Dose of Psychedelic Psilocybin Curbs Depression But Study Raises Concerns
THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2022 -- A single psychedelic trip with psilocybin -- the mind-altering component of magic mushrooms -- appears to lift the fog of major depression in some hard-to-treat patients, a new clinical trial reports. A 25-milligram dose... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 3, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Single Dose of Psychedelic, Psilocybin, Curbs Depression, But Study Raises Concerns
THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2022 -- A single psychedelic trip with psilocybin -- the mind-altering component of magic mushrooms -- appears to lift the fog of major depression in some hard-to-treat patients, a new clinical trial reports. A 25-milligram dose... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 3, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Psychedelic mushroom dose can treat stubborn depression, trial suggests
A single dose of psilocybin, combined with talk therapy, alleviated poor mental health almost immediately, the trial found. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Leo Sands Source Type: news

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A single dose of a synthetic version of the mind-altering component of magic mushrooms, psilocybin, improved depression in people with a treatment-resistant form of the disease, a new study found. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How hallucinogenic party drugs could help revolutionise treatment for depression, anxiety and PTSD
The most recent set of results, released by UK researchers yesterday in one of the world's most prestigious journals, suggest that magic mushrooms could ease depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Severe depression eased by single dose of synthetic 'magic mushroom'
A single treatment of synthetic psilocybin, the mind-altering ingredient in magic mushrooms, improved mood in people with treatment-resistant depression within three weeks, new company-sponsored research found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychedelic "magic mushroom" drug may ease some depression
A preliminary study says the psychedelic chemical in “magic mushrooms” may ease depression in some hard-to-treat patients (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Magic-mushroom drug can treat severe depression, trial suggests
In a trial, 25mg of psilocybin put patients in a dreamlike state, making therapy more likely to succeed. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magic mushrooms for depression 'on the NHS in a DECADE'
Oxford University researchers found that those given the highest dose of the psychedelic drug psilocybin saw the severity of their depression fall and were most likely to go into remission. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magic mushrooms ’ psilocybin can alleviate severe depression when used with therapy
Nearly third of patients on largest trial using psychedelic compound went into rapid remissionThe psychedelic compound found in magic mushrooms can help alleviate severe depression when combined with psychotherapy, according to a trial that raises hopes for people failed by existing antidepressants.Nearly a third of patients with severe depression went into rapid remission after a single 25mg dose of psilocybin followed by therapy sessions, which aimed to help patients identify causes and potential solutions to their depression, researchers said.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 2, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Medical research Depression Health Drugs Science Society Source Type: news

NIH to study whether MAGIC MUSHROOMS can help smokers quit
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University, University of Alabama Birmingham, and New York University will launch the project in December and recruit 66 smokers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news