I have to disagree. It is very dependent upon the exact strain of mushroom you are taking. Amanitas are very different than the rest of the mushrooms people take like gold caps or blue foot, etc which are typically cubensis.
Being in a psychedelic scene for well over a decade now, most the people that do shrooms too often end up killing their ego and becoming insecure degenerates that, while being very nice people, are very tortured and cannot handle the reality of life anymore. I realize most that take shrooms a lot feel like they are so awakened and broken out of the cycle of the rat race society has created, and to a degree they are correct. But the ego plays a very important role in surviving in life, and those that have done a lot of shrooms just seem incapable of being a normal part of society, because they just don't care. Now maybe that's good in their minds, to be free and have little responsibility. But as I watch these people struggle to take care of themselves I just can't help but feel sad for them, because they want to succeed in life, but their repeated ego death has made them incapable. Eat with caution, many will hate my response, but it's the truth... and the reason it helps depression in some people is because it's a toxin that shuts down part of the brain and changes the way it works, which is an important part of correcting depression, is correcting thought patterns. This can go very wrong though, just because someone isn't depressed anymore (and it's a temporary effect) doesn't mean they are "better". Even the tribes that use mushrooms and cactus in ceremonies would only do it very rarely, and in very guided ways. A trip left to its own devices can scar you for life and ruin any potential you had instead of unlocking it. You may be opening a window while closing a lot of doors.