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[–] RaspberryBeret 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Magic Mushrooms Can Erase Fear in Mice

Psilocybin inhibits the processing of negative emotions in the brain

"Psilocybin is thought to act as an agonist at serotonin receptors, meaning it increases serotonin transmission. Thus, it may be that antidepressants like SSRIs that act on serotonin--at least as part of their mechanism--have something in common with psilocybin. And, it suggests that perhaps psilocybin should continue to be investigated for its antidepressant and anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) properties."