Mushrooms and LSD help treat anxiety, depression, and addiction in much the same way. In fact, there is quite a lot of evidence that suggests these two psychedelic ingredients can help even more than just these three symptoms. Fear, a sense of loneliness, doubt, and unease also make the list, among others.
Mushrooms, in particular, contain a psychoactive compound known as psilocybin, a mood-altering substance that can promote feelings of euphoria and contentful peace. With this in mind, psychedelic plants may very well be ready for a medical comeback considering many Native American tribes and other native cultures have used psilocybin in their medical practice.
However, it is difficult to provide any clear research into such topics beings as the Federal Government places LSD and mushrooms into the category of Schedule 1 drugs along with marijuana, ecstasy, heroin, methaqualone, and peyote.