Magic-mushroom compound boosts cancer patients' mindset

By AFP   December 2, 2016 | 09:03 am GMT+7

The mushroom helps patients relieve from distress.

Cancer patients often experience mental anguish and stress, but a single dose of a hallucinogen found in psychedelic mushrooms, along with psychological counseling, improved their mindset, two studies said Thursday.

The approach "significantly lessens mental anguish in distressed cancer patients for months at a time," said the findings in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

The first study, led by researchers at New York University's Langone Medical Center, involved 29 people who we