Remarkable results are being seen using psilocybin - the chemical that causes the hallucinogenic effect associated with magic mushrooms - in a trial run at Imperial College in London.

But what the researchers found particularly impressive was the fact that the trial happened at all given that magic mushrooms are illegal and classified alongside heroin and cocaine in the UK. This Class A classification added delays and challenges throughout the process.

Despite these hurdles the researchers are pressing on, which is important given the significant unmet need that exists in the often overlooked area of mental health disease.