Psychedelic-enhanced Therapy

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Mon, 06/07/2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Denise Morris talks with Jan Haaken, who recently published a book on politics and PTSD, and they take up a little-known history of Timothy Leary’s use of psilocybin in prison settings. 

 

 

In November, Oregon became the first state to legalize the use of psilocybin, the main active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” for mental health treatment in supervised settings. The field of psychedelic-enhanced therapy has gained particular momentum as a promising approach to symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. Denise Morris talks with Jan Haaken, who recently published a book on politics and PTSD, and they take up a little-known history of Timothy Leary’s use of psilocybin in prison settings. https://www.routledge.com/Psychiatry-Politics-and-PTSD-Breaking-Down/Haa...https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/09/health/psychedelics-mdma-psilocybin-molly-mental-health.html

 

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