What causes depression and can psychedelics help?



In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore the topic of depression and whether or not psychedelic medicine can help treat it.  They discuss the following topics:

(4:20) PTF Podcast Episode on anxiety
(4:50) Defining depression. What it is and what it isn't.
(7:55) DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder
(10:08) Depression manifests in many different ways
(10:43) Depression as an "illness" or "brain disease"
(14:45) PTF Podcast Episode on personality and psychedelics
(16:09) Depression and suicidal ideation
(18:08) Biological causes of depression
(24:07) Psychological causes of depression
(32:12) Psychotherapy for depression
(34:14)  Neuromodulation for depression (e.g., TMS)
(39:02) ECT for depression
(40:53) Ketamine treatment for depression
(42:46) Psychedelics will not do the work for you
(45:00) Stumbling on Happiness, by Dan Gilbert
(48:06) The many sources one can turn to for help
(53:35) The qualities to look for in a professional helper

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Disclaimer: The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice or mental health treatment. Consult with a medical/mental health professional if you believe you are in need of mental health treatment.

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