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Franklin King, The Psychedelic Renaissance, March 21, 2021

The Psychedelic Renaissance
Franklin King IV, MD

Sunday, March 21, 2021, 2:00 p.m.
Virtual Presentation via Zoom videoconferencing

Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library

Psychedelic drugs and their potential as therapy for addictions and severe depression are the topics of "The Psychedelic Renaissance," a Zoom event presented by the Friends of the Needham Public Library.

Franklin King IV, MD, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, will define "psychedelic"; discuss psilocybin, LSD and other psychedelic drugs; walk through their history and biology; give an overview of the scientific research; and describe an innovative therapeutic model that is unlike any other. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

The Federal Drug Administration has twice designated psilocybin -- a hallucinogenic substance in certain mushrooms -- a "breakthrough therapy," opening the way to accelerated clinical trials and review.

Dr. King is a staff psychiatrist at the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders and the Director of Training and Education at the Center for the Neuroscience of Psychedelics, both at MGH.

Register for free by visiting here. You will receive a link to the Zoom presentation two days before the program.

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