May 2019 Meeting
Monday, May 20th at 7:30 p.m.
This meeting is for current paid LAMS members only. Please send an email including your name to in order to register. There will be 100 spots available. Current paid LAMS members will receive confirmation whether you're good or where you are on a waiting list. In the future we hope to have a larger meeting room, and if you have any ideas where we might find one please let us know.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Speaker: Albert Garcia-Romeu, Ph.D, member of the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Program: "Psilocybin and the Future of Mental Healthcare"
Research on psychedelics has generated renewed interest over the past two decades. Recent studies suggest psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic found in over 100 species of mushrooms, may hold significant potential as a therapeutic tool in the treatment of depression, addiction, and end-of-life anxiety. Data indicate psilocybin and other psychedelics can occasion profound and lasting changes in mood, behaviors, and attitudes consistent with enhanced health and well-being in diverse populations. Study volunteers report mystical and spiritual-type drug effects and psychological insight from their psychedelic experiences, which have been linked to persisting benefits. This discussion will focus on contemporary research with psilocybin, and present key findings regarding its possible use as a treatment in mental healthcare.
LAMS is a non-profit group whose purpose is to foster and expand the understanding and appreciation of mycology (that is the study of mushrooms and fungi).
We create and sponsor fun mushroom related events and help people learn about and identify mushrooms they find in the greater Los Angeles area.
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