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Psychedelics are transforming the way we understand depression and its treatment | Depression | The Guardian

Magic mushrooms grow on moss in twilight forest

Mental illness is the 21st century’s leading cause of disability, affecting an estimated billion people across the world. Depression is the number one contributor: more than 250 million people have this condition globally. The number of people prescribed antidepressant medications, the first-line treatment for depression, increases each year, and the market for them is valued at approximately $15bn (£11bn). Yet depression prevalence rates have not decreased since accurate record-keeping began. One reason for this paradox is the failure of science to adequately explain how and why depression occurs.

Source: Psychedelics are transforming the way we understand depression and its treatment | Depression | The Guardian