TV: Andrea Jungaberle urges caution in “Radical Ideals: Drugs? Legalize!” on SWR3/ARD Mediathek
Gülseren Ölcüm discusses “Drugs? Legalize!” in her TV-show
Dr. med. Andrea Jungaberle and staff of the OVID Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in ARD/SWR3
In the last 15 years, a scientific renaissance has happened in relation to the use of psychedelics for treating mental health issues. Dozens of high-quality studies investigate the safety and effects of psilocybin and other psychedelic drugs for “augmenting” psychotherapy. Augmentation means to intensify and expand the psychotherapeutic process. Psilocybin and MDMA are in phase III of the approval process. Already, companies and universities are beginning to implement “psychedelic-augmented” therapies for the treatment of depression, anxiety, or trauma. In Germany, the OVID Clinic Berlin is a first mover in the field of high-quality psychedelic-augmented psychotherapy.
Andrea Jungaberle and the staff at the OVID Clinic were interviewed for an episode of Gülseren Ölcüm’s series “Radical Ideals”.
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.”
July, 8th, 2021
Thanks to Gülseren Ölcüm for expert, thoughtful and critical questions in her SWR3 program “Radical Ideals: Drugs? Legalize!” (in German)