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Franklin King, The Psychedelic Renaissance, March 21, 2021

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

Franklin King IV, MD will discuss psychedelic drugs and their potential as therapy for addictions and severe depression.

Dr. King, 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.

Dr. King is staff psychiatrist for a clinical trial investigating the impact of psilocybin on post-traumatic stress syndrome in veterans. He is a member of Mass General's Center for Neuroscience of Psychedelics, a research collaborative currently engaged in 20 psychedelic therapy-related studies.

This event is free and open to the public but you must first register within one month of the event date here. Registration for this event will remain open until March 18, 2021. You will receive a link to the Zoom session two days before the event.

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