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Tuesday Talk: Magic Mushrooms & Mental Health with Rebecca Harding

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Tuesday Talk: Magic Mushrooms & Mental Health with Rebecca Harding

About this event

Magic mushrooms are stealing the limelight in mental health research right now – especially when it comes to treating depression. But how much more effective are they really compared to antidepressants, and how do they work?

In this fascinating talk we will explore the evidence for the treatment of depression with psychedelics, looking at the pharmacology and psychology behind how they work, and how this may compare to standard antidepressants, such as SSRIs.

Rebecca Harding is a neuropsychopharmacologist at University College London. She has a varied experience of working within the psychedelic field. She previously worked in the psychedelic pharmaceutical industry as a Research Scientist for Clerkenwell Health. She completed her Master’s thesis at the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London, which used brain imaging to look at the difference between antidepressants and psilocybin for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. Her current work focuses on how and why psychedelics can be used to treat addiction.

Doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7.30pm – come down early to grab a good seat!

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