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Posted: Friday, July 4, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 7:30 pm, Fri Jul 4, 2014.

Psychedelic mushrooms can do more than make you see the world in kaleidoscope. Research suggests they may have permanent, positive effects on the human brain.

In fact, a mind-altering compound found in some 200 species of mushroom is already being explored as a potential treatment for depression and anxiety. People who consume these mushrooms, after “trips” that can be a bit scary and unpleasant, report feeling more optimistic, less self-centered and even happier for months after the fact.

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