PLoS One 2020 21;15(2):e0229067. Epub 2020 Feb 21.
Department of Psychology, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, São Paulo, Brazil.
Psilocybin, a substance mainly found in mushrooms of the genus psilocybe, has been historically used for ritualistic, recreational and, more recently, medicinal purposes. The scientific literature suggests low toxicity, low risk of addiction, overdose, or other causes of injury commonly caused by substances of abuse, with growing interest in the use of this substance for conditions such as treatment-resistant depression. However, the presence of negative outcomes linked to psilocybin use is not clear yet. Read More