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Insight Conference
Speakers
Dr. Katrin Preller
Date
09/09/2021
Time
6:00pm - 6:40pm
Location
Auditorium

Event

Mechanisms of Action of Psychedelics – Implication for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Research on the clinical application of psychedelics is gaining momentum. However major knowledge gaps remain regarding the mechanisms of action underlying beneficial therapeutic effects of these substances. Understanding the clinical mechanisms of action will help to inform, optimize, and advance currently implemented psychotherapeutic approaches in the context of psychedelic-assisted therapy. Testing these approaches empirically is essential to be able to provide evidence-based psychedelic-assisted therapy and maximize the clinical potential of psychedelic substances in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. In this talk, I will present current insights into the mechanisms of action of psychedelics. Furthermore, I will discuss the implications these insights have for the conduction of psychedelic-assisted therapy and suggest potential synergistic effects between pharmacological mechanisms and non-pharmacological treatment approaches

Speakers

Senior Researcher, Psychologist, and Neuroscientist

Dr. Katrin Preller

University of Zürich and Yale University
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