Psilocybin Mushrooms Potential Weight Loss Aid
The goal of the study is to find out if using psilocybin mushrooms as a way to confront a person’s reason for overeating can change their view of food, thus aiding in weight loss.
Psilocybin is being studied as a treatment for many other mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction, and now it’s being studied as a tool in treating eating disorders.
Eating disorders are not particularly responsive to traditional medicines, this could be a huge breakthrough, not only to curb eating habits but also in treating eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, which has one of the highest mortality rates of any psychiatric illness.
Eating disorder information
CTV article on UBC study