… I’ll let this bit from KurzweilAI.net speak for itself:
Magic mushrooms reduce anxiety over cancer
September 7, 2010
Source: New Scientist Health, Sep 6, 2010
The active ingredient of magic mushrooms, psilocybin, has been shown to reduce anxiety and improve mood in people with cancer. researchers from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center have found.
Volunteers reported feeling less depressed and anxious two weeks after receiving psilocybin. Six months later, the level of depression was significantly lower in all volunteers than it had been before the treatments began.