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‘Bad Trip’ Survey Highlights Concerns Over Psilocybin Use

Given the potential for psychedelics to cause psychological distress, researchers warn they should only be used in a "safe and supportive" environment.

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‘Bad Trip’ Survey Highlights Concerns Over Psilocybin Use

In recent years, tentative research into psilocybin — the active ingredient in magic mushrooms — has shown that the psychoactive substance may hold the potential to relieve anxiety and depression. However, after carrying out a survey of almost 2,000 people who had consumed psilocybin, a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University has now urged caution…

Avaneesh Pandey reports for the International Business Times. 

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