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Special Issue of Pharmacopsychiatry on Psychedelics in Psychiatry 2021 – the characteristics of disruptive treatments

The July 2021 special issue of Psychopharmacology is dedicated to the renaissance of psychedelics in psychiatry that has occurred during the past couple of years. “Psychedelics in Psychiatry 2021” contains four interesting review articles on different aspects of its historic development and current research as treatment in mood disorders and its effects in psychotherapy.
Together with Gerhard Gründer Henrik Jungaberle has co-authored a paper on “The potential role of psychedelic drugs in mental health care of the future”.

TV: Andrea Jungaberle urges caution in “Radical Ideals: Drugs? Legalize!” on SWR3/ARD Mediathek

This is how Gülseren Ölcüm phrases the content of her episode in the ARD Mediathek: “Drugs as a cure for the soul? Gülseren Ölcüm meets activists who use psychedelics to expand their consciousness. And doctors who want to use them to treat the mentally ill. They are fighting for easier access. Some of them go further than the law allows.”

Conference: INSIGHT 2021 – an invitation to Berlin. Psychedelic research, therapy and drug development in Berlin

At INSIGHT 2021, scientists and therapists, pharmaceutical industry and anthropology, philosophers, and chemists will come together to determine the potential place of LSD, psilocybin, DMT, MDMA, and other psychedelic substances in the treatment of mental disorders. In addition, we will discuss the use of non-pharmacological methods to alter and cultivate states of consciousness and all that it takes to build such unusual states of consciousness a legitimate and safe place in society.

Writing the histories of psychedelic research: Wirtschaftswoche on German LSD-Researcher Hanscarl Leuner

German journalist Marlene Halser on the LSD-researcher Hanscarl Leuner
“Psychedelic mushrooms are in demand on the stock market – this man paved the way for them” (Wirtschaftswoche)

For almost 30 years, Hanscarl Leuner treated people with LSD and psilocybin at the University Hospital in Göttingen. Substances in which highly valued start-ups are currently investing – while the German researcher has been relegated to the sidelines of society.”
… and a free link to “The History of Psychedelics in Psychiatry”

Radio: “”High sein” – Henrik Jungaberle on a new edition of the drug education book in Deutschlandfunk Corso

“For anyone who wants to get a differentiated picture”.
Alcohol, coke, pills – the list of available drugs is long, and so is the list of addictions. “Being High” is a handbook that casts a nuanced picture on drugs of all kinds. “We have a very dysfunctional relationship with the people who use them,” author Henrik Jungaberle told Dlf.

Henrik Jungaberle in a Corso conversation with Ulrich Biermann

Gert Scobel discusses drugs as medicine on 3SAT – with Franz Vollenweider, Thomas Metzinger und Magaly Tornay

Gert Scobel discusses new therapies with hallucinogenic drugs with historian Magaly Tornay, psychiatrist Franz Vollenweider, and philosopher and neuroethicist Thomas Metzinger.

Essay: Ecstasy – Expedition to an Unknown Land in Spektrum der Wissenschaft Spezial: Rituale. Was unser Leben zusammenhält

Ecstasy derives from the Greek and means something like “being outside oneself” and “stepping out,” which means a temporary shifting of the personal coordinate system. This holds the chance of a new perspective, but also the danger of losing oneself. The general characteristics of altered states of waking consciousness include changes in self-, world-, and time-perception, especially emotionalization, intensification of visual and auditory experience, bodily perceptions, and intensified experience of meaning. As a rule, in such states the experience shifts away from the ego-like controlled, to the intoxicating being carried in a stream of fragmentary inner events. It is precisely this passive “being carried” that can have a seductive and “habituating” quality for unstable people.

Conference: Intoxication as Risk and Challenge – New Ways of Substance Misuse Prevention

In 2007, Dr. Henrik Jungaberle prepared the later drug education program REBOUND with the Karlsruhe conference “Intoxication and Risk – New Ways of Substance Misuse Prevention”.

Essay: Henrik Jungaberle and Rolf Verres on Rituals of Intoxication in Heidelberg University’s Ruperto Carola

To mark the launch of the research project “Ritual Dynamics and Salutogenesis in the Use and Misuse of Psychoactive Substances”, Henrik Jungaberle and Rolf Verres have written an essay on “Rituals of Intoxication”. In a brief cultural history, the tension between culture and medicine becomes visible. The topic was researched from 2002-20213 in a Collaborative Research Area of the German Research Foundation at Heidelberg University Hospital.