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Dr. Craig Heacock: Psychedelics and the Future of Psychiatry
12th August 2021 • From Doctor To Patient • Dr Diva Nagula
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Dr. Craig Heacock is an adolescent and adult psychiatrist and addiction specialist in Colorado, He is the co-producer and host of the psychiatric storytelling podcast Back from the Abyss and was a co-therapist and study physician in the MAPS Phase 3 MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD study. He is an expert in the use of ketamine to treat depression and PTSD and has a deep interest in the emerging psychedelic revolution in psychiatry. Dr. Heacock is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and did his psychiatry training at Brown University. 

  • 3:40 Dr. Heacock's personal introduction to psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, and his experience of its trajectory over the years.
  • 8:27 Discussing the latest progress of clinical trials for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy.
  • 13:01 Comparing Ketamine with common anti-depressant medication.
  • 15:54 Exploring the different dosages and routes of administration commonly used for ketamine today.
  • 22:07 The different responses to ketamine treatment: insights from Dr. Heacock's practice.
  • 27:34 Defining dissociation, and its role in ketamine therapy.
  • 29:02 The art of medicine and how the experience of ketamine differs from classic natural psychedelics.
  • 32:16 The potential future for how psychedelics like MDMA and psilocybin will be distributed to physicians after their legalization.
  • 37:21 Dr. Heacock's thoughts on marijuana and THC.
  • 39:26 How Dr. Heacock incorporates cannabis into his medical advice for his patients.
  • 41:54 Dr. Heacock's podcast, "Back From The Abyss"

Links mentioned in this episode:

  • Website for Dr. Heacock’s practice and podcast.


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