Freakanomics Podcast: How Are Psychedelics and Other Party Drugs Changing Psychiatry?

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Below is a transcript of the episode, edited for readability. It is a topic of great interest these days — one example being Michael Pollan’s best-selling book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. We gathered three medical researchers to talk about how a variety of drugs often used for recreational purposes are increasingly being used in medical settings. This episode was edited down to podcast length. This episode was recorded live, via Zoom, in collaboration with The Greene Space at WNYC, our hometown radio partner.

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Interesting to see this very influential podcast is starting to talk about psychedelic medicine(s)

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Three leading researchers from the Mount Sinai Health System discuss how ketamine, cannabis, and ecstasy are being used (or studied) to treat everything from severe depression to addiction to PTSD. We discuss the upsides, downsides, and regulatory puzzles.

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