Head of Psychedelic Research, Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology, Division of Brain Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London Imperial College London London, England
Human research with psychedelic compounds has been gaining momentum in recent years and recent trials have shown that they may have therapeutic efficacy for a range of different psychiatric disorders. It is therefore important we understand this work, including how they may be working psychologically, and in the brain, to elicit these effects. Dr. Carhart-Harris will explain the basic pharmacology and mechanism of action of psychedelics both acutely in healthy populations and in therapeutic contexts.
Describe the pharmacology of psychedelics
Discuss therapeutic models of action
Review strengths and limitations of psychedelic therapy