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Could Psychedelics Help Patients in Therapy? | Benjamin Lewis | TED

It’s time to make psychiatry more psychedelic, says psychiatrist Benjamin Lewis. Sharing results from his clinical trial on psychedelic-assisted therapy, he highlights how group therapy paired with the safe use of psilocybin, a compound found in magic mushrooms, has the potential to improve mental health conditions like depression and burnout. If you love watching TED…

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It’s time to make psychiatry more psychedelic, says psychiatrist Benjamin Lewis. Sharing results from his clinical trial on psychedelic-assisted therapy, he highlights how group therapy paired with the safe use of psilocybin, a compound found in magic mushrooms, has the potential to improve mental health conditions like depression and burnout.

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55 Comments

  1. @garyleesanchezcuero1557

    July 8, 2024 at 8:11 am

    Just knowledge unveiled from ancient tribes, 🎉.

  2. @piku5637

    July 8, 2024 at 8:15 am

    The global authoritarian banning of psychedelics is rooted in anti indigenous and black racism, ableism, classism, capitalism and colonialism.

  3. @matthewsmith3172

    July 8, 2024 at 8:16 am

    The answer is yes, it’s been yes for a long time now. But we have to keep asking the question. Over and over. Why?

    • @Themanager017

      July 10, 2024 at 6:59 am

      Definitely💯

    • @Themanager017

      July 10, 2024 at 7:01 am

      I’ve been able to find a reliable plug for all your microdosing needs

    • @Themanager017

      July 10, 2024 at 7:01 am

      I’m sharing this because they’re fast and reliable

    • @Themanager017

      July 10, 2024 at 7:02 am

      On Insta

  4. @cleep14

    July 8, 2024 at 8:17 am

    I had a theory that the reason mushrooms help you heal from trama is because somehow the subconscious and the conscious are communicating to each other better.

  5. @Chris-pt6hh

    July 8, 2024 at 8:27 am

    Leave TEDx on the TEDx channel please

  6. @samuelzev4076

    July 8, 2024 at 8:47 am

    Yes LSD can be used to treat depression but these beneficial effects are mostly side effects that are beneficial for some

    • @Themanager017

      July 10, 2024 at 6:55 am

      It might worth the lookup

    • @Themanager017

      July 10, 2024 at 6:56 am

      On Instagram

  7. @mohdnorzaihar2632

    July 8, 2024 at 9:08 am

    “Secularism” create a “bipolar disorder transhuman” all over the world and then they “provide” us with ‘psychologist’ so that you really look “sick” but we muslim learn the “tricks” since our early age.

  8. @PedroHenriquePS00000

    July 8, 2024 at 9:13 am

    i wonder if we can emulate the effects of psychodelics and strong drugs like cocain using neuralink without the side effects

  9. @reverend11-dmeow89

    July 8, 2024 at 9:21 am

    Psychologists and Psychiatrists who are in big-pharma’s pocket are the greatest danger to mental health.

    Telling me that I have brain chemisty imbalance, take this, express grief and tremendous discomfort, “Your body just needs to get used to it.”Celexa gave me Spina Bifida body hallucination FOR SIX SOLID WEEKS.

    1V-LSD the one time a year back gave me respite from false-accusation of psychosis unidentified schizo-affective racing thought.

    That last one got me back on track>

    If you believe I am suffering from racing thoughts, let’s do this. You escalate my case up the food chain to a someone who can keep up.

    Living in what R. D. Laing called, “Schizophrenia is a natural hunman response to living in an insane society.”

  10. @ThatViralVideo

    July 8, 2024 at 9:25 am

    This guy’s out of his mind. Never get high on your own supply.

    • @MeredithRothman-db6wf

      July 10, 2024 at 4:51 pm

      (They’re on Telegrams & Instagrams?….

  11. @Slurm_Daddy92

    July 8, 2024 at 9:31 am

    I’m curious if this guy has ever done psychedelics?

    • @MeredithRothman-db6wf

      July 10, 2024 at 4:47 pm

      @PHILLSMYCO2, is the handle?..

  12. @mikestaub

    July 8, 2024 at 10:14 am

    5meoDMT is super powerful

    • @Themanager017

      July 10, 2024 at 6:48 am

      I’m glad I was well introduced. I was a great experience!

    • @Themanager017

      July 10, 2024 at 6:51 am

      I found help on Instagram

    • @Themanager017

      July 10, 2024 at 6:51 am

      His handle: Mycobronde

    • @Themanager017

      July 10, 2024 at 6:51 am

      Might worth the look up

  13. @jordough4495

    July 8, 2024 at 10:49 am

    I’ll save everyone 12 minutes:
    Yes.

    • @Linlinzhanghao

      July 8, 2024 at 3:46 pm

      Haha, 😂thanks

  14. @John-co6mo

    July 8, 2024 at 10:54 am

    I suffer from cPTSD, and it has been a nightmare for me. Living alone and isolated, I no longer socialise with people. The pandemic restrictions here in Australia most certainly didn’t help. It made my mental health issues worse.

    I live in the hope that one day, this treatment will be available to people like me because I miss being more functional and active.

    It’s very lonely living a very isolated lifestyle because people are often cruel to me because of their ignorance in not understanding what it’s like to live with cPTSD.

    It’s heartbreaking because my adult daughters and my grandson miss out on having a relationship with me.

    Thank you for sharing this Ted talk because it gives me hope.

    • @corwinzelazney5312

      July 8, 2024 at 7:23 pm

      I know how you feel. Without going into my own situation, the fact is there are likely millions of people like you and I that are suffering NOW.

      Certainly the studies should continue, but we know enough about psilocybin that it needs to be decriminalized right now.

      The findings of the studies can help shape therapy, but as it’s ongoing. Legalization and studies need to be in tandem.

      Many of us cannot wait on years of trials.

    • @Themanager017

      July 10, 2024 at 6:44 am

      You might find microdosing very useful. I have had great experiences.

    • @Themanager017

      July 10, 2024 at 6:45 am

      @@corwinzelazney5312 Find Dr. Bronde

    • @Themanager017

      July 10, 2024 at 6:46 am

      Otherwise known as Mycobronde

  15. @petsmart1000

    July 8, 2024 at 11:19 am

    I already have problems with my brain and the last thing I want or need is to be on mind altering drugs. A friend of mine had me try weed and I couldn’t think clearly. I was literally forgetting what I was talking about every ten seconds. Then I would have very short moments of clarity, and absolutely hated what I was feeling and going through!! It’s a hard pass on ANY drugs for me. Idc what strands of whatever people say will work, it’s a no from me. But good luck to everyone else. ✌️

    • @ashishplaysguitar7235

      July 9, 2024 at 7:46 am

      About 5 years ago, I wrote a similar comment on a different one. I am glad to know that I was not alone in this. It felt like having amnesia while living in a super slo mo simulation. Totally fucked up my experience.

      In total I have experienced this 5 times. I believe this is the highest level of high you will get on weed which is close to ego death. The only problem with weed is that when you are about to reach the ego death moment, the blissfulness fades away and all you are trying to be hypervigilance but can’t due to short term memory loss.

  16. @conspiracytherapist2473

    July 8, 2024 at 11:27 am

    What a tiresome rhetorical headline. Let the therapy flow and start helping people not pockets.

  17. @nataliep6385

    July 8, 2024 at 11:41 am

    Every winter I always micro-dose for 6 straight weeks while excersising + eating healthy + walk in nature every day for those 6 weeks.
    After this period of time, i always feel ‘cured’ and ready for summer.

  18. @CyberCheese392

    July 8, 2024 at 12:30 pm

    Duh

  19. @Thukad

    July 8, 2024 at 1:52 pm

    I wonder why he sounded like general conference, and then he mentioned the University of utah. Mormon, got it

    • @forrestofvoices

      July 9, 2024 at 12:25 pm

      I laughed so hard

  20. @Melissa0774

    July 8, 2024 at 5:00 pm

    If someone were to tell me this guy is Fred Rogers’ grandson, I could totally believe it.

  21. @Melissa0774

    July 8, 2024 at 5:06 pm

    I wonder if this sort of therapy does anything for people with narcissism or psychopathy, or reactive attachment disorder? Can it make the brain experience feelings and emotions that it’s never experienced before?

    • @MeredithRothman-db6wf

      July 10, 2024 at 4:30 pm

      @PHILLSMYCO2, is the handle?….

    • @Melissa0774

      July 10, 2024 at 9:14 pm

      @@MeredithRothman-db6wf OMG, why is it that EVERY SINGLE TIME, I’ve ever posted a comment having anything to do with psychedelics on any video, ever, I ALWAYS get a bunch of responses from this same spam bot offering to hook me up. As if that’s even what I was asking. As if I’m stupid enough to think it’s a real person. And as if I said anything about wanting to do that stuff. Is it to much to ask to actually expect normal responses from real people on any comment regarding this stuff?

  22. @user-bs9ud1ql1p

    July 8, 2024 at 5:32 pm

    Excellent…

    • @MeredithRothman-db6wf

      July 10, 2024 at 4:12 pm

      I remember days my anxiety flew over the fence, weighed my options and there i found this dude who got the best strains of psilocybin and other psychs…

    • @MeredithRothman-db6wf

      July 10, 2024 at 4:13 pm

      (They’re on Telegrams & Instagrams?..

  23. @V1brationCanine

    July 8, 2024 at 8:32 pm

    Waterloo Regional Police raiding mushroom shops ’cause they’re corrupt and don’t want people to be medicated. Psilocybin saved my life and DMT continues to save me from my disabilities.

  24. @chuchuman1163

    July 8, 2024 at 9:57 pm

    I like what this man says about psychedelics.

    • @Themanager017

      July 10, 2024 at 6:25 am

      My journey was great thanks to my 🔌

    • @Themanager017

      July 10, 2024 at 6:38 am

      Might worth the lookup

    • @Themanager017

      July 10, 2024 at 6:39 am

      on IG

    • @Themanager017

      July 10, 2024 at 6:40 am

      @ Mycobronde

  25. @MrJeffrey938

    July 9, 2024 at 11:21 pm

    Strong finish; yeah, why don’t we make the thing that is comparatively lagging in effectiveness more like the approach who’s effectiveness can only be described as miraculous?

    • @MeredithRothman-db6wf

      July 10, 2024 at 4:03 pm

      I remember days my anxiety flew over the fence, weighed my options and there i found this dude who got the best strains of psilocybin and other psychs.

    • @MeredithRothman-db6wf

      July 10, 2024 at 4:03 pm

      (They’re on Telegrams & Instagrams?….
      .

    • @MeredithRothman-db6wf

      July 10, 2024 at 4:04 pm

      @PHILLSMYCO2, is the handle?.

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