Psychedelic Medicine by Dr. Richard Louis Miller
Embracing the revival of psychedelic research and the discovery of new therapeutic uses, clinical psychologist Dr. Richard Louis Miller discusses what is happening today in psychedelic medicine - and what will happen in the future - with top researchers and Dennis McKenna, David Nichols, Charles Grob, Phil Wolfson, Michael and Annie Mithoefer, Roland Griffiths, Katherine MacLean, Amanda Feilding, and Robert Whitaker.
Dr. Miller and his contributors cover the tumultuous history of early psychedelic research brought to a halt 50 years ago by the US government as well as offering non-technical summaries of the most recent studies with MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, and ayahuasca. They explore the bichemistry of the consciousness and the use of psychedelics for self-discovery and healing. They discuss the use of psilocybin for releasing fear in the terminally ill and the potential for MDMA - assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of PTSD. They examine research on the indigenous use and therapeutic properties of ayahuasca, including its use as part of the Uniao de Vegetal (UDV), a legal syncretic ayahuasca church with branches in the United States.