The pandemic brought with it many challenges, including a surge in mental health conditions for adults in Ohio, such as anxiety, depression, drug addiction, alcoholism and daily smoking. According to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHAS), over 50% of Ohio adults experienced anxiety and depression in 2020. This was a significant increase from previous years and highlights the need for alternative treatments.
Microdosing Ohio magic mushrooms provides a safe and effective alternative to traditional medications for mental health conditions. A microdose refers to taking small, sub-perceptual doses of psilocybin for holistic benefits. Psilocybin is a naturally occurring compound found in over 200 species of mushrooms, including Psilocybe cubensis, which is commonly used for microdosing.
Magic mushrooms in Ohio work by increasing serotonin levels in the brain, which alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression. In addition, psilocybin has been shown to have anti-addictive properties, making it the best treatment for addiction and alcoholism. A study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology found that microdosing Ohio mushrooms reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety in patients with life-threatening cancer.
In Ohio, veterans are one group that is particularly susceptible to mental health conditions, with a significant number suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, there are over 600,000 veterans living in Ohio, with around 20% of them experiencing symptoms of PTSD. Traditional pharmaceutical treatments for PTSD include antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications, which have harmful side effects such as drowsiness, weight gain and sexual dysfunction.
In contrast, studies published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology show microdosing Ohio magic mushrooms is a safer alternative to traditional PTSD prescription treatments, which report 80% of participants experience significant improvements in symptoms and none report adverse effects.
Pharmaceutical treatment options for anxiety and depression, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), are the most common prescribed medications. However, SSRIs have harmful side effects, including nausea, insomnia and sexual dysfunction. Benzodiazepines are another class of drugs commonly used to treat anxiety and known to be highly addictive with high potential for abuse. The Ohio Department of MHAS reported a 22% increase in overdose deaths in 2020, with a significant number of these deaths attributed to opioids and highlights the need for microdosing magic mushrooms.
Other benefits of psilocybin include improvements in mood, self-perception and anger management, while increasing creativity, focus, and productivity. There is growing support for the decriminalization of Ohio magic mushrooms, with several advocacy groups working to raise awareness about the potential benefits. The Ohio Psychedelic Society, for example, is a non-profit organization that advocates for the decriminalization of psilocybin mushrooms.