Researchers at The John Hopkins University School of Medicine have discovered some interesting things about personality in relation to psilocybine. The research entailed participants who would have 8 hour sessions two to five times with a resting period of minimally three weeks in between. The results showed that the participants whom were under the age of 30 would experience a difference within how they establish themselves in life. There was an increase in imagination and conscientiousness, the participant became more open-minded, they could think in a more abstract way and were more open in their contact with others. Once the age of 30 has been reached, chances of a significant change in personality are small.
Study leader Griffith, professor at the University, believes psilocybin may have therapeutic uses. He is currently studying whether the hallucinogen has a use in helping cancer patients handle the depression and anxiety that comes along with a diagnosis. Fortunately, the use of psychedelics and psychotherapy is becoming more and more acceptable (read: Albert Hoffman finally vindicated).