A Medical Doctor & Psychedelic Researcher shares his insightful knowledge on Psychedelics & Mental Health.
In this talk and Q&A led by NHS Doctor Jonathan Iliff we journey through the past, present and future use of psychedelic drugs to treat mental illness. Dr Iliff will journey through the history of experimentation by psychiatrists in over 40,000 patients: from the euphoric elitism of the 1940’s, to the crashing comedown of the effective ban on research in the 1970’s.
We will also discuss…
- How psychedelics produce their effects in the brain
- How people might benefit from consuming compounds such as psilocybin and LSD
- Will psychedelics ever be prescribed on the NHS for mental health conditions?
So are psychedelics the future of mental health? If they are - what will that look like? And if not - then what is? Want answers? Then come on in. Let’s explore some marvellous things.
Dr Jonathan Iliff is a medical doctor in the NHS, with a background in neuroscience and mental health.
Jonathan has been an associate researcher with the psychedelic research group attached to King's College, was the founder and chair of the UCL Society for the Application of Psychedelics and has worked with prominent figures in the field, including writing a comprehensive review with Professor David Nutt. His research focused on the use of psychedelic compounds, like LSD and psilocybin - the active ingredient in magic mushrooms - in the treatment of mental health disorders. Today his focus is clinical - focussing on helping with people, and their problems in the here and now.
A Seed Talks Production presented by NI Science Festival.