9 July 2021

Psychedelics: a new paradigm for mental health care

Clinical Drugs Mental Health

Dr David Lim and Dr Eli Kotler discuss a new approach to psychiatry.


  • Are we on the brink of a huge paradigm shift in the way we think about mental health disorders and how we treat our patients?
  • Current psychiatry is essentially symptomatic treatment mainly because our understanding of mental illness is still rudimentary and mostly conjectural … psychedelics involve a completely different approach
  • Psychedelic therapy may offer patients access to treatment that will allow them to safely grow through disorder and possibly achieve a genuine cure

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and medical educator

Guest: Dr Eli Kotler, psychiatrist; Director of medicine at Malvern Private Hospital; Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs

Total time: 53 mins

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