Psilocybin mushrooms have a long history of medicinal use. Studies show that they can improve psychological health in the long term, can create lasting personality change, making people calmer, happier and more open-minded. Their use are associated with lower levels of mental illness.
Psilocybin is being investigated as a modern treatment for a range of mental health issues, such as treatment for depression, anxiety, addiction and PTSD. Research shows that just a single dose of psilocybin can lift anxiety and depression for six months or longer. They may be effective in quitting smoking and help with relationship therapy.