Psychedelic spirituality: Ketamine and the future of mental health

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Jonathan Bastian talks with David Yaden about the mental health benefits of psychedelic-induced altered states of consciousness and his forthcoming book, “The Varieties of Spiritual Experiences.” Later, behavioral neuroscientist Bita Moghaddam explains ketamine — from horse tranquilizer to expensive New York City infusion clinics — and why it holds so much promise despite relatively minimal mental health research.

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Andrea Brody