March 16, 2021

Rick Doblin: Overcome Trauma. MDMA, PTSD & Healing

Mayim explains the neurobiology of trauma and reveals her own experience working to overcome a traumatic event. Rick details the ground-breaking research his lab is doing using MDMA to treat PTSD. Rick and Mayim discuss everything from the ancient cultural origins of psychedelics and explore the "unified mystical experience of oneness" that is often brought on through the use of this medicine. Rick explains how MDMA can help free people who are stuck in a fight-or-flight response by calming their overactive amygdala while reconnecting them to disconnected memories. Jonathan volunteers Mayim for Rick's next study to get help with her on-going nightmares and Rick shares in real time the results of his most recent research which promises to change the laws and future of how we treat  PTSD.

Theme Song Written, Produced, and Performed by Ed Robertson. Mixed by Kenny Luong.
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Rick Doblin

Founder and Executive Director of MAPS

Mayim Bialik


Jonathan Cohen





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Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
MAPS is a leader in psychedelic research. Since 1986, MAPS has been on a mission to create safe, legal, and beneficial opportunities for psychedelics in medicine and society.
The Neurology of Childhood Trauma and Abuse
Childhood trauma affects your body's stress response system and can change your ability to regulate emotional responses.
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Mind Body Practices for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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Neurobiology of PTSD
Using different ways to study the brain such as imaging and looking at the chemical functions of the brain and how it functions with...
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