Tom Shroder recounts the creation of psychedelic drugs, specifically LSD and Ecstasy (MDMA), and their use in the fields of mental health care. The author recalls the early testing of these drugs, their later recreational use, and subsequent ban. Mr. Shroder reports that today there is a reconsideration of psychedelic drugs to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and addictions. He speaks at the University of California, Berkeley.
Summary: BookTV on C-SPAN2 features a presentation about psychedelic therapy research from Tom Shroder, author of Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal. Shroder speaks about the history of psychedelic research, the influence of psychedelics on popular culture, and the future of research into psychedelic therapy as a treatment for PTSD, anxiety, and addiction.
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