Video (Pt.1)

It’s surprising to see such media exposure with this studies. Perhaps it really is the psychedelic renaissance. I would be really interested in hearing Keith Ablow’s scepticism, but it seems he was never given the chance to speak. Did his comments on psychedelics even air?

Video (Pt.2)

In regards to the debate, my personal opinion is that ECT can be an effective therapy for severe cases. I’m not so sure it was professional for Ablow to say “if you’re going to hurt your family, go get it”, because other forms of help (such as medication) may be a less drastic and equally effective. Of course, I’m no psychiatrist.

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