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In one of my favorite conversations so far on the podcast, I was honored to have Dr. Lowan H Stewart visiting the studio talking about the psychedelic revolution happening in the world right now. Mental health is a growing worldwide issue, and Lowan reflects on why this is happening - and how psychedelics can help. These "drugs" have had a rumor of being dangerous and illegal but now psychedelics are rediscovered by the medical, scientific, and psychiatric research communities and this reveals their capacity to help patients with a range of different mental issues.
We also talk about Lowans journey from Emergency Medicine to creating ketamine clinics in the US and Norway - and helping thousands of people during the last years.
Listen to this powerful conversation, and feel free to leave a comment on YouTube and subscribe if you like the show!
Dr. Stewart is a board-certified specialist Emergency Physician, Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine practicing since 2003 in the US and in Norway. Formally from New Mexico, he trained at the University of New Mexico School of medicine, the University of Texas at Austin, and Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland. He worked for over a decade in Portland as an emergency physician, Emergency Department Chair, and as associate clinical professor. He has worked with a team at Akershus universitetssykehus to bring the specialty of Emergency Medicine to Norway and has served as a board member of the Norwegian Society of Emergency Medicine. He is currently an overlege emergency physician at the Department of Emergency Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is the founder and medical director of the Santa Fe Ketamine Clinic, the first ketamine treatment center in New Mexico. His past research includes studies on the evolution of emotions and winter depression. He has also studied public health and his current research interests include using novel medications in the treatment of mood disorders, including research on the use of ketamine. Dr. Stewart has lectured internationally on ketamine for depression, and is a member of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians.
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