The drugs have been known to help people overcome a lot of life-threatening situations.
But now, a Memphis photographer has been given the treatment by a drug expert.
The New York Times reports that Dr. James Anderson, a former neurosurgeon who works at Vanderbilt University Hospital, used a drug called psilocybin, a psychedelic drug, to treat a man who had been diagnosed with brain cancer.
The doctor said it helped him feel “more at ease, calmer and less anxious.”
The news of Anderson’s treatment was first reported by the New York Daily News.
Anderson was diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma in 2015 and said he was on psilocin at the time.
“It helped me feel better.
It helped me focus on the job at hand,” he said.
Dr. Anderson has used psilokine before, though it’s not commonly used.
But he says he has never done anything like this.
“I had no idea what psilox and other psychedelics were, but it was something I had never done before,” he told the Daily News, adding that the treatment was “unusual” and “not common.”
Dr. Richard Dolan, who also works at the hospital, is one of the world’s leading experts in treating PTSD.
“There are no known drugs for PTSD that are effective,” he wrote on his website.
“The psilopramid combination, psilol, and psilotaxel, which is the active ingredient in the mushrooms, are the only available medications for this disorder.”
Anderson has also used the drugs to treat anxiety.
“Some people have anxiety attacks, some have panic attacks, and some have post-traumatic stress disorder,” Anderson told CNN.
“But I have no anxiety.
I have anxiety.”
The New Yorker reports that some patients say they’re still in a state of “delusional bliss” after taking psilo, but there’s no reason to think they can’t be helped.
“What we are trying to do is help them live with a more comfortable, healthy, and secure state of mind,” Dr. Dolan said.
“And we think that we can do that in a way that is both safe and effective.”