Psychedelic Therapy: The Science and Safety of Psilocybin

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Join OHSU Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Chris Stauffer, M.D., on a journey through the history, research and modern-day application of psychedelic therapy.

12 May | 4:00 pm


Virtual Event is hosted by the OHSU Brain Institute

In November 2020, Oregon became the first state to legalize the therapeutic use of psilocybin mushrooms.

Over the past several years, psilocybin has gained a lot of attention: from ground-breaking research, to Michael Pollan’s best-selling book How to Change Your Mind, to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granting psilocybin “breakthrough therapy” status. Dozens of scientific reports have demonstrated psilocybin’s effectiveness in treating mental health conditions, like depression and addiction. Dr. Stauffer will describe a course of facilitated psilocybin treatment and the future of psilocybin research and clinical practice.

Kate Stout
OHSU Brain Institute

Chris Stauffer, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU