Brain Awareness Lecture: Psychedelic Therapy: The Science and Safety of Psilocybin

May 12, 2021
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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In November 2020, Oregon became the first state to legalize the therapeutic use of psilocybin mushrooms. Join OHSU Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Chris Stauffer, M.D., on a journey through the history, research and modern-day application of psychedelic therapy.

Over the past several years, psilocybin has gained a lot of attention: from ground-breaking research, to Michael Pollan’s best-selling book How to Change Your Mind, to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granting psilocybin “breakthrough therapy” status. Dozens of scientific reports have demonstrated psilocybin’s effectiveness in treating mental health conditions, like depression and addiction. Dr. Stauffer will describe a course of facilitated psilocybin treatment and the future of psilocybin research and clinical practice.