Author(s):Dr Ben Sessa
What are psychedelic drugs? Are they simply drugs of abuse? Can they be used to treat patients with unremitting mental health problems? Can they assist us in our study of human consciousness and the physiology of the brain? Or could they be considered sacramental tools used by non-Western cultures for spiritual value?
Psychedelics have a controversial history and the subject has always been divisive. This module will look objectively and scientifically at the relative risks and benefits of psychedelic drugs in order to:
We will look at the development of these drugs within the profession of psychiatry, including:
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