Psychedelics: Rewiring Mental Health Care

Mar 16, 2021

10:15am – 11:20am CT

Exacerbated by COVID-19 and exemplified by the 45 million Americans with a mental illness, mental health care in the U.S. is insufficient. In recent years, medical professionals have turned to natural medicine for an answer - and they might have found it in psilocybin, the psychoactive substance found in magic mushrooms. Designated as “breakthrough therapy” by the FDA, psilocybin therapy has the potential to reinvent the paradigm for treating psychiatric disorders like addiction, PTSD and depression. Listen to experts in all things mushroom and psychiatry examine the potential of psilocybin mushrooms in revolutionizing mental healthcare. They will discuss ongoing clinical trials, recent medical discoveries and how the fungi may be part of the solution to America’s mental health crisis.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Alan Davis PhD

Johns Hopkins University

Dr Michael Hart

Readytogo Clinic

Ronan Levy

Field Trip Health

Rachel Yehuda

Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research

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