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Psychedelic healing: could magic mushrooms help reboot the brain?

At any given moment, more than 3 per cent of the UK population are thought to be suffering from depression. For some people, like Kirk Rutter, symptoms persist despite treatment. Could psilocybin – the psychedelic drug found in magic mushrooms – help to put an end to depression by ‘rebooting’ the brain?

Is it time for a tech detox?

Many individuals are hooked on their smartphones, and a growing number of people are entering rehab for technology addiction. So what could these extreme cases tell us about our relationships with gadgets?