What is psilocybin?

Category: Complementary and Alternative Medicines

Most popular types: Psilocybe mushrooms

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Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychoactive substance that is typically found in mushrooms. It has bee studied in for several medical purposes including PTSD, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, and psychological suffering.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cluster headaches 2 2
Cluster headaches 2 2
Support mental / emotional health 2 4
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder 1 1
Post-traumatic stress disorder 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with psilocybin

Side effect Patients
Euphoria 1
Hallucinations 1
Head tingling 1
Nausea during and after eating 1
Uncontrollable laughter 1
Visual hallucinations 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using psilocybin

Dosage Patients
2 g every 6 weeks 1
1other as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking psilocybin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped using psilocybin

Duration

Currently using psilocybin

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using psilocybin

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