The Psychedelic Renaissance 2nd Edition


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The Psychedelic Renaissance: Reassessing the Role of Psychedelic Drugs in 21st Century Psychiatry 2nd Edition

by Dr. Ben Sessa

From the Publisher:

Ben Sessa takes the reader on a journey through the fascinating history of psychedelic plants and chemicals, examining their role in human culture from prehistory to modern times. Based on a thorough review of scientific evidence, he makes a clarion call for a reevaluation of their clinical potential with appropriate setting in scientific research, psychiatry, psychotherapy, and personal growth. First published in 2012, Psychedelic Renaissance has been extensively revised and expanded to incorporate the extraordinary developments in research into psychedelics over the intervening years.

About the Author:

Dr. Ben Sessa is a medical doctor and consultant psychiatrist. He is senior research fellow at the University of Bristol, Cardiff University, and Imperial College London, where he is currently conducting the UK’s first clinical studies with MDMA-assisted therapy for the treatment of PTSD and alcohol dependence. Dr. Sessa is outspoken on lobbying for change in the current system by which drugs are classified, believing a more progressive policy of regulation would reduce the harms of recreational drug use and provide increased opportunities for clinical psychedelic research. He is a cofounder and director of the UK’s Breaking Convention conference.


Hardcover: 387 pages
Publisher: Muswell Hill Press; 2nd Edition (April 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1908995278
Product Dimensions: 9.25 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 2lbs 8 oz