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Tuesday, September 19 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Walk on the Wild Side or Walk on the Right Side? The Role of Psychedelics, Cannabinoids, and Opioids in Psychiatric Treatment

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While illicit use of hallucinogens, cannabinoids, and opioids has been stigmatized in the past, emerging research demonstrates therapeutic benefits from selective use of psychedelics, cannabinoid derivatives, and kappa- and mu-opioid receptor modulators in controlled circumstances for the treatment of different psychiatric conditions, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. The role of endocannabinoids and endogenous opioids in regulation of stress response and mood will be discussed, as well as relevant receptor pharmacology. Finally, available scientific research supporting their therapeutic use will be critically reviewed.


Speakers
avatar for Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, APRN-BC

Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, APRN-BC

Psych Congress Steering Committee Member; Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City, California; Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California | | Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, APRN-BC, was trained as an adult... Read More →
avatar for Charles Raison, MD

Charles Raison, MD

Psych Congress Co-Chair; Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families and Professor, School of Human Ecology; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin | | Charles L. Raison... Read More →
avatar for Vladimir Maletic, MD, MS

Vladimir Maletic, MD, MS

Psych Congress Steering Committee Member; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville, South Carolina | | Vladimir Maletic, MD, MS, is a clinical professor of neuropsychiatry and behavioral science at the University... Read More →


Tuesday September 19, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Hall E-2 The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 900 Convention Center Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70130