The Promise Of Psychedelics
Science-Based Hope for Better Mental Health
by Peter Silverstone
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Pub Date 21 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 1 Jul 2022
Ingenium Books, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
Fresh, engaging, and easy-to-read psychedelic therapy guide. Learn about psychedelics and a promising new mental health therapy program.
Dr. Peter Silverstone has led ground-breaking research into mental health’s impact on physical health, psychedelic use in psychotherapy, amphetamine interactions with the brain, and has developed award-winning treatment breakthroughs in mental health therapy programs.
For conditions like PTSD, grief, depression, anxiety, addictions, or personality issues, despite the best efforts of clinicians, medications or other treatments often don’t help at all.
In The Promise of Psychedelics, you’ll learn:
• how psychedelics compare to psychiatric disorders
• how the mind and brain differ, what’s normal versus abnormal
• how psychiatric diagnoses are made and why it’s a problem
• what recent advances tell us about psychedelics: what they are, how they work, what the risks are
• why it takes so long for some psychedelics to be approved for therapeutic use, and
• the science behind micro-dosing psychedelics.
Dr. Silverstone rates and ranks psychedelics such as psilocybin, ketamine, MDMA, and more as contenders, wannabes, along with the bronze-, silver-, and gold-medal winners to share why some psychedelics will become standard, along with appropriate therapy, for many mental health conditions.
And you’ll also learn about the new psychedelic-assisted therapy program Dr. Silverstone and his team have developed that offers a big dose of hope.
Dr. Peter Silverstone is a psychiatrist, physician, professor, researcher, and founder/CEO of Zylorion Health.
A Note From the Publisher
"...an engaging, concise introduction to the potential benefits of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy." —Foreword Reviews
“The Promise of Psychedelics is truly visionary, providing clinicians and laypersons with insightful perspectives and positive solutions for today’s many mental health challenges. Complex ideas and concepts are explained through relatable, real-life examples. A brilliant must- read!”
—Robert Rogers, author of Psilocybin Mushrooms: The Mystery, Science and Research - A mental health book explores psychedelics’ comeback in the realm of neuroscience.
“British Canadian psychiatrist and researcher Silverstone unpacks the emerging and controversial use of mind-altering substances in the treatment of psychiatric diseases in this work. Throughout the informative book, Silverstone writes in an accessible, conversational, and at times humorous style, often utilizing food metaphors to explain neuroscience. For example, the brain is like ‘a pizza with four different sections,’ and diagnosing individuals is similar to comparing an ‘omelette vs. frittata vs. scrambled eggs.‘ While the author makes a persuasive case for the use of psychedelics, readers should consult their own physicians about the benefits and dangers and seek more information from various sources. An intriguing, illuminating, and multifaceted approach to mental health treatment.”
"It’s fresh and has a pep to it that is enjoyable. He’s funny, his analogies are awesome, and he’s laid the case for his work in a very objective way.”
—Stephanie Feger, author, speaker and marketing expert
“Your message is completely transformational and the book masterfully constructed. Most important is the message of hope for both clinicians and those who live with mental illness. For those with resistance to medications or for those who have a condition with no approved medication, you have changed the game. Psychedelics, as you stated, are not a panacea, but they provide hope of a two-pronged treatment for those who did not have access to that pathway before."
—Pikko's House Beta Reader
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