Julie Holland, M.D. - Psychedelics at the Medical Frontier

Psychedelics and empathogens are starting to see acceptance as part of the tool kit for treating mental illness. Julie Holland is one of the most articulate and fearless advocates for the appropriate use of consciousness expanding substances as part of mental health treatment. She is a psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology, with a private practice in New York City. In 1994, she received the Outstanding Resident Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. From 1996 until 2005 she worked weekends running Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric emergency room, and she wrote an autobiography of this time, Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER. Julie is the editor of Ecstasy: The Complete Guide - A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA, and The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to Cannabis. Her most recent book is Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, the Sleep You're Missing, the Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Crazy. 


Julie’s website: http://www.NaturalMood.com 


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Theme music is “Measure by Measure,” courtesy of DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller (@djspooky), from his album The Secret Song, and interstitial music are tracks by The Human Experience: "Sunu" from the album Soul Visions with Rising Appalachia, and Here for a Moment on the album Gone Gone Beyond.