Psychedelics: Science, Medicine and Politics

Title

Psychedelics: Science, Medicine and Politics

Authors

Rick Doblin

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Description

This lecture will discuss the politics of psychedelic research from the 1960s to today. Doblin will explore the history of MDMA, mechanisms of actions of psychedelics, and efforts to medicalize psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD, depression and other indications.

This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the departments of philosophy and psychology, the anthropology club, the neuroscience club, the Health Studies Program and the Program in Policy Studies. This program was initiated by the Clarke Forum student project managers and is also part of the Clarke Forum’s Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty Series.

Publication Date

2-24-2020

Keywords

psychedelics, psychedelic research

Disciplines

Mental and Social Health | Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

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