Psychedelic Medicine – what does the future hold?

Prof David Castle

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Prof David Castle

Psychiatrist; Inaugural Scientific Director, Centre for Complex Interventions (CCI) at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Canada; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Toronto Honorary Affiliation - Professor of Psychiatry at St Vincent’s Health and The University of Melbourne

Prof David Castle

Professor David Castle, Chair Psychiatry St Vincent’s Hospital and University of Melbourne and Board Director Mind Medicine Australia, answers some of the big questions about the re-emerging field of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy in this Q&A.

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Psychiatrist; Inaugural Scientific Director, Centre for Complex Interventions (CCI) at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Canada; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Toronto Honorary Affiliation - Professor of Psychiatry at St Vincent’s Health and The University of Melbourne

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