Medicine from Mushrooms

Psilocybin, the psychedelic drug isolated from mushrooms, had a bad reputation for a long time. Psychiatrist Franz Vollenweider investigates if this substance can be used therapeutically. In this video he talks about a paradigm shift in depression treatment, also in connection with mindfulness meditation.

Interview by Gert Scobel, broadcasted as part of the Scobel program of ZDF Rundfunk (German).

Franz Vollenweider is Professor at the University Hospital Zurich. He founded and heads the Heffter Research Institute, where he is investigating the effect and therapeutic potential of hallucinogens.

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See also UZH Media Release Mindfulness Meditation Enhances Positive Effects of Psilocybin