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Psychedelics: A Strange New Therapy For Treating Trauma & Mental Illness? | Dr. Pamela Kryskow

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Mental health problems are the number one driver of indirect healthcare costs, loss of productivity, and diminished quality of life. Yet, we aren’t very successful at treating them with modern medicine.

Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I am excited to talk to Dr. Pamela Kryskow about the renaissance of psychedelic medicine and how these compounds are finally being recognized as powerful tools for overcoming hard-to-treat health issues like PTSD, depression, addiction, and more.

Dr. Pamela Kryskow is a medical doctor and the medical lead of the non-profit Roots To Thrive Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Programs, which treats people with PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance use challenges, and with end-of-life distress. She is a founding board member of the Psychedelic Association of Canada and the medical chair of the Vancouver Island University Post Graduate Certificate in Psychedelic Medicine-assisted Therapy. Her ongoing research includes psilocybin, MDMA, ketamine, microdosing, front-line healthcare workers, and first responder's mental wellness. Prior to studying medicine, she was a City of Coquitlam Firefighter for eight years and a provincial forestry firefighter for four seasons.

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  • Christian Lords says:

    advocating for the use of these drugs is not good IMO

  • Dania Arrons says:

    *Let’s just take a moment to appreciate how much time and work he put into this video?* *It’s amazing, and I think they deserve so much more than that* 🦋💛🌸

  • TheLizardKing1967 says:

    Yeah, it’s called cutting out Sugar, Carbs and getting Sun Light Daily.

  • Vicky Dittfield says:

    My God, Not A sound idea – My mentally I’ll friend had horrid response

    • Angela Rogerson says:

      Yup, they read about it, use them and can have some very bad reactions. Do the research SECRETLY, get FDA approval and then publicize. This is dangerous.

  • mitch X says:

    After microdosing to see if it had any effect, my desire for Alcohol went way down. Not intentional but that’s what happened..Other than that, no other effects that I can tell…

    • Angela Rogerson says:

      Tell that to the pilot who tried taking down the plane 48 hours after tripping. Now he’ll never fly again and has been charged with 80+ counts of attempted murder.

  • Chris Jenkins says:

    I like the food is medicine idea better

  • Maya Widyasari says:

    I really like that option (psychedelic). Once I watch an episode on Elementary about a mushroom professor and it is quite interesting, so I am a believer for psychedelic. But I think it is illegal here.

  • Christina says:

    A friend of mine was on 60 minutes talking of her experience with psilocybin. She did this at Hopkins to quit smoking. It worked for her.

  • Lightning Bug says:

    I’m glad good uses are being found for these drugs.

  • Angela Rogerson says:

    There’s a HUGE fallout from all this information on trials using psilocybin to treat depression and anxiety….people who are depressed and have anxiety are experimenting on their own. This is not good. It’s not something you should try on a regular basis without professional oversight.

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