#83: Dr. David Feifel MD, PhD - Revolutionizing Mental Health Treatments Through Psychedelic Therapy, Ketamine & TMSJul 20, 2021
Ketamine, an effective psychedelic drug is being used to treat treatment-resistant depression.
Yes, you read that right, Dr. David Feifel, a medical doctor who is a professor at the University of California, San Diego and runs his own clinic (Kadima Neuropsychiatry Institute), joins me in this episode to talk about his journey into using ketamine & Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to treat his patients from various mental illnesses.
Dr. Feifel is at the forefront of psychedelic research and really believes it can bring a very positive change in people's lives. I really enjoyed this episode, which is one of my longest as well.
In this episode we discuss:
👉 What is TMS, its uses, results and its future applications
👉 Why serotonin is being misunderstood by the general public
👉 How the scientific community deals with research
👉 Ketamine & how it is being used to treat depression
👉 And so much more.
If you are someone who is curious about psychedelic therapy or want to learn more about psychology, this episode is highly recommended.
1:25 Davids personal story, why he decided to work with ketamine & TMS
11:31 How TMS works
20:23 How the public misunderstood serotonin's role in depression
31:46 The attitudes of the scientific community towards research
35:21 What are we using TMS for & its results
45:15 Future of TMS therapy
52:23 Kentamine’s story
1:02:25 How does ketamine work
1:12:42 Speed bumps on ketamin’s road
1:21:11 Where can you find David Feifel
1:22:02 David’s advice to live a happy, healthy & meaningful life
Connect with Dr. David Feifel
Kadima Neuropsychiatry Institute: https://www.kadimanp.com/
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