On Demand Wednesday Lecture Series: Research with Psilocybin: History, Neuropharmacology, and Potential Clinical Applications
This presentation was originally reviewed on December 2, 2021, and broadcast live online on June 26, 2019 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET.
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Psilocybin is a classic psychedelic compound that may have efficacy for the treatment of mood and substance use disorders. Acute psilocybin effects include reduced negative mood, increased positive mood, and reduced amygdala response to negative affective stimuli. This presentation will discuss the positive enduring changes reported by clinical participants after psilocybin exposure, enduring impairing psychiatric conditions, as well as the most promising therapeutic indications for this treatment,
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, therapists and other mental health professionals.
At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:
1. Identify some of the effects and risks of psilocybin administration.
2. Recognize some of the effects of psilocybin.
3. Discuss the most promising therapeutic indications for which preliminary research suggests that psilocybin may be efficacious.
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About This Speaker
Roland Griffiths, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine whose research has focused on the behavioral and subjective effects of mood-altering drugs. His research has been largely supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, and he is author of over 370 scientific publications. He has conducted extensive research with sedative-hypnotics, caffeine, and novel mood-altering drugs. In 1999 he initiated a research program investigating the effects of the classic psychedelic psilocybin that includes studies in healthy volunteers, in beginning and long-term meditators, and in religious leaders. Therapeutic studies with psilocybin include treatment of psychological distress in cancer patients, treatment of cigarette smoking cessation, and psilocybin treatment of major depression. Planned future studies include assessing psilocybin effects in early Alzheimer's Disease and a study of psilocybin treatment of anorexia. Brain imaging studies (fMRI and PET) are providing insight into the underlying neural effects that account for unique features of psychedelic experiences. The Hopkins laboratory has also conducted a series of internet survey studies characterizing unusual psychedelic experiences including mystical-type, challenging, and near-death like experiences.
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Roland R. Griffiths, Ph.D., reports that he has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients during the past 12 months. He will discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation.
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Wednesday Lecture Series: Wednesday Lecture Series: Research with Psilocybin: History, Neuropharmacology, and Potential Clinical Applications
Ronald R. Griffiths, Ph.D.
The Oliver Lee McCabe, III Professor in the Neuropsychopharmacology of Consciousness
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Originally reviewed December 2, 2021.
Originally broadcast live June 26, 2019, from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm ET
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