Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Rachel Yehuda, PhD, discusses "Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" (PTSD) during her “FBI Cyber Series” talk at The Friedman Brain Institute. Dr. Yehuda traces her path from skeptic to believer in the value of psychedelic therapy. She presents a deep dive into the history of MDMA, its path from stigmatized street drug to potential therapeutic, its uses in treating PTSD patients, the structure of therapeutic sessions, and new initiatives to train therapists to use psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

32:39 – How MDMA Works

42:15 – How I Changed My Mind

56:53 – Q&A



September 28, 2020

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Rachel Yehuda, PhD

Rachel Yehuda, PhD

Mount Sinai Professor in Psychiatry and Neuroscience of Trauma
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Vice Chair for Veterans Affairs, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Traumatic Stress Studies Division
Mount Sinai Health System

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