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City Visions: Will psychedelics transform mental health care?

Jul 9, 2018

Psychedelics are making a comeback.  Is America ready?  Host Ethan Elkind and guests explore the history and new therapeutic applications of psychedelic drugs.

How are these substances being used in the treatment of addiction, depression, anxiety and PTSD?  Are we near a "post-prohibition era" and, if so, what does it look like?

Guests:

- Dr. Charles Grob, professor in the departments of psychiatry and pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine.

- Don Lattin, author of "Changing Our Minds: Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy", former staff writer for The San Francisco Chronicle.

Resources:

Heffter Research Institute

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

Interview with Annie Levy, Psilocybin Study Participant

Selected Publications from Dr. Charles Grob:

Psychiatric Research with Hallucinogens: What have we learned?

Hallucinogens as Medicine

Pilot Study of Psilocybin Treatment for Anxiety in Patients With Advanced-Stage Cancer