"We have to design treatments that are fully biological, psychological, and sociological at their core. Psychedelics represent that, and psychiatry has started to take notice."
In this episode of the Mindspace podcast, Dr. Joe speaks with Dr. Kyle Greenway. Dr. Greenway is a senior resident in psychiatry at McGill University. He runs a clinic in Montreal where he and his team treats patients using ketamine-assisted psychotherapy.
His work centres around the intersection of biology, psychology, and sociology for the treatment of his patients. And he has a deep understanding of why psychedelics are so effective in the treatment of many mental illnesses.
Dr. Greenway and Dr. Joe spoke about:
- How psychedelics differ from other psychiatric treatments and why they appear to be so effective
- The role of psychotherapy in psychedelic treatments
- The potential mechanisms in the therapeutic actions of psychedelic treatments
- The importance of integration therapy after a psychedelic experience
- How ketamine-assisted psychotherapy actually works