#10 - Dr. Rachel Yehuda, Ph.D.: The Psychology and Biology Of Trauma, PTSD, And MDMA-Assisted Therapy

Dr. Rachel Yehuda, PhD. is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, and Director of the Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. This research includes the PTSD clinical research program and the Neurochemistry and Neuroendocrinology laboratory at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Centre.
Dr. Rachel Yehuda, PhD. is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, and Director of the Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. This research includes the PTSD clinical research program and the Neurochemistry and Neuroendocrinology laboratory at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Centre.

Specifically, we discuss:
  • Defining trauma
  • Diagnosing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Symptomatology associated with trauma and PTSD
  • The stress response, including brain regions associated with memory
  • Current treatments 
  • Comorbidities of PTSD
  • Psychedelic-assisted therapies, including MDMA-assisted psychotherapy
Tommy Moore