The Science of Psychedelics: The Future of Mental Health?

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18 January 2023 at 12:00 am
18 January 2023 at 11:00 pm

In this talk and Q&A led by NHS Doctor Jonathan Iliff we journey through the past, present and future use of psychedelic drugs to treat mental illness. Dr Iliff will journey through the history of experimentation by psychiatrists in over 40,000 patients: from the euphoric elitism of the 1940’s, to the crashing comedown of the effective ban on research in the 1970’s. We will also discuss…

How psychedelics produce their effects in the brain – How people might benefit from consuming compounds such as psilocybin and LSD – Will psychedelics ever be prescribed on the NHS for mental health conditions?

So are psychedelics the future of mental health? If they are – what will that look like? And if not – then what is? Want answers? Then come on in. Let’s explore some marvellous things.