What is Psilocybe mushrooms?

Category: Complementary and Alternative Medicines


Generic name: psilocybin

Psilocybe mushrooms are fungi that contain the psychoactive compounds psilocybin and psilocin. Synthetic and mushroom-derived psilocybin may be an effective treatment for various mental conditions, including chronic cluster headaches, obsessive-compulsive disorders and related clinical depression.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Psilocybe mushrooms

Side effect Patients Percentage
Euphoria 1
Hallucinations 1
Head tingling 1
Nausea during and after eating 1
Uncontrollable laughter 1
Vivid dreams 1


Based on patients currently using Psilocybe mushrooms

Dosage Patients Percentage
2 g every 6 weeks 1

Why patients stopped taking Psilocybe mushrooms

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped using Psilocybe mushrooms


Currently using Psilocybe mushrooms

Duration Patients Percentage
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using Psilocybe mushrooms

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Psilocybe mushrooms.