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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Describe the symptoms, potential causes, and treatment of several examples of nervous system disorders
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"Accumulating evidence suggests that psilocybin – the primary psychedelic compound found in so-called magic mushrooms – can be used to safely treat a range of psychiatric conditions. Prior studies have shown that just one or two doses of psilocybin can have a rapid and lasting positive impact on mental health, but the associated brain mechanisms aren’t well understood. Now, researchers based in the United Kingdom have used functional magnetic resonance imaging to map the brain activity of nineteen patients with treatment-resistant major depression who were given psilocybin. The results shed light on how the compound changes human brain function. The patients were dosed with the drug as part of an open-label clinical trial. Before and one day after treatment, the researchers used fMRI to look at cerebral blood flow and brain functional connectivity – a measure of how different regions of the brain interact..."
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