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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:57 AM on Saturday, October 16th, 2021

A weekly summary of Novamind news and media, including the announcement we have been granted DEA licenses for psilocybin research.

October 12, 2021

Psychedelics, Mindfulness, and Contemplative Practices

In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined for the second time by Dr. Paul Thielking, MD. He is a psychiatrist, zen practitioner, and Chief Scientific Officer at Novamind. 

Learn more, subscribe and catch up on previous episodes you may have missed at psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com

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October 15, 2021

Why Palliative Care?

Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Paul Thielking speaks with Amanda Siebert from The Dales Report on the potential of psychedelics for palliative care and the role of group therapy.

October 15, 2021

The Most Effective Pairing

In a recent interview with Technology Networks, Dr. Reid Robison spoke about the powerful combination of psychedelics and psychotherapy. 

October 14, 2021

A Key Step in Hosting Contracted Clinical Trials for Psilocybin Research

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Reid Robison discusses Novamind being granted DEA licenses for psilocybin research and our new Psychedelic Palliative Care program with AGORACOM.

October 7, 2021

“We’re Just Scratching the Surface of What Can Be Done.”

Dr. Reid Robison opened the PSYCH Investor Summit with a keynote address presenting Novamind’s positioning and the rise and rollout of psychedelic medicine.

Don’t forget to download the third edition of PSYCH’s “The Psychedelics as Medicine Report”, featuring an expert interview with Dr. Robison.

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Novamind Granted DEA Licenses for Psilocybin Research

We are pleased to announce we have been granted Schedule 1 licenses (the “DEA Licenses”) from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for Dr. Reid Robison, Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Paul Thielking, Chief Scientific Officer. The DEA Licenses are required for research sites planning to host clinical trials for psilocybin, enabling principal investigators to store and administer this controlled substance.

“Obtaining the DEA Licenses is a critical step towards hosting clinical trials for psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy,” commented Dr. Robison. “We’re proud of our clinical research organization’s track record investigating innovative solutions for central nervous system conditions. This milestone reflects our expertise and enables us to continue on our mission to create breakthroughs in mental health treatment.”

Psilocybin has shown significant positive outcomes for people with major depressive disorder¹ and for reducing anxiety and depression in people with life-threatening cancer.² As of today, there are over 50 clinical studies actively examining the use of psilocybin, as listed on www.clinicaltrials.gov.

“The DEA Licenses are timely,” said Dr. Thielking, who last week launched Psychedelic Palliative Care by Novamind, a first of its kind program to support the mental health of patients and families struggling with serious illness. “We anticipate that this progress will accelerate the approval process for us to become a research site for additional psychedelic clinical studies in the future.”

To learn more about Novamind’s clinical research division, visit www.cedarclinicalresearch.com.

¹ https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2772630
² https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5367557/

October 13, 2021

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How COVID-19 Opened the Door to a New Era in Psychedelic Medicine

Time magazine writes how the burnout, trauma and stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is opening the door to accelerated psychedelic research. “It’s no coincidence that psychedelics are entering the conversation at the moment we most sorely need new ideas in mental health care. The world is experiencing mass trauma from COVID-19.” It’s especially true with frontline workers. The stats are alarming. The need has never been more apparent. It’s why we launched our Frontline Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy treatment program earlier this year. We’re providing healthcare workers with critical mental healthcare. You can learn more about the program here.

Will Australia Take a Lead in Psychedelic Therapy?

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia is currently evaluating a proposal to reschedule two prominent psychedelics into a less restrictive classification. Mind Medicine Australia submitted the proposal to the government and “has the support of world leading experts in psychedelic research.” 
Novamind Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Reid Robison, will be presenting at the Mind Medicine Australia summit in November. Get your tickets here.

The New Cannabis?

Could psychedelics follow the same path of cannabis toward legalization and regulation for medical purposes? It’s a question Luis Millán asks for National Magazine. “Despite the legal uncertainty, business is hopeful. Some stock market speculators believe psychedelics will follow in the footsteps of the cannabis industry and become the next billion-dollar business.”

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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:56 AM on Saturday, October 9th, 2021

A weekly summary of Novamind news and media, including the launch of our new Psychedelic Palliative Care program.

October 5, 2021

Self Compassion, Forgiveness, and Judgment Detox

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss self-compassion, why it is so hard (but so important) to forgive, and how to detox from judgement.

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October 6, 2021

Novamind Today and Into the Future

CEO Yaron Conforti at the Benzinga Healthcare Small Cap Conference on the progress we’ve been making to increase access to psychedelic medicine.

October 6, 2021

Addressing Mental Health through Emerging Therapies Panel

CEO Yaron Conforti joins a panel of industry leaders at the Benzinga Healthcare Small Cap Conference for this informative discussion.

October 7, 2021

Dr. Reid Robison Keynote at PSYCH Investor Summit

Novamind’s Chief Medical Officer opened the Summit with a keynote drawing on his career as a pioneering psychiatrist and researcher in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. Check back next week for footage of his presentation.

In addition, we are pleased to be featured in the third edition of PSYCH’s “The Psychedelics as Medicine Report”.

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Novamind Launches New Psychedelic Palliative Care Program

We are pleased to launch Psychedelic Palliative Care by Novamind (the “Palliative Program”) at its recently opened clinic and research site in Murray, Utah.

Among the first-of-its-kind, the Palliative Program combines psychedelic medicine with psychotherapy, workshops, multi-day immersive retreats and group support for palliative care patients and families who are coping with chronic and serious illness.

“Patients receiving palliative care have higher rates of depression than the general population. Unfortunately, standard anti-depression and anti-anxiety treatments do not work for everyone, can cause side effects, and can take up to eight weeks to work,” explained Dr. Paul Thielking, Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of Novamind. “Due to psychedelic medicine’s generally low side effect burden and fast-acting nature, it shows promise for patients who are physically ill and might have limited life expectancies.”

Through Novamind’s clinical research division, the Palliative Program will host studies to investigate the use of psychedelic medicine including ketamine and establish the infrastructure for future clinical studies examining psilocybin. This work will build on notable studies from New York University and Johns Hopkins University, which demonstrated psilocybin’s significant immediate and sustained improvements in anxiety and depression symptoms in cancer patients.

Prior to his role as Novamind’s CSO, Dr. Thielking developed ketamine-assisted treatment protocols for cancer patients experiencing depression at the University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). He also pioneered an ongoing HCI study examining the feasibility of group-administered psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for cancer patients experiencing depression. Dr. Thielking leads the Palliative Program’s multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals specialized in palliative care and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

“Our healthcare system struggles to support the millions of Americans dealing with emotional, spiritual and psychological suffering associated with chronic or serious illness,” noted Dr. Thielking. “Psychedelic Palliative Care by Novamind is designed to address this need, bringing together fast-acting medicine, innovative treatment options and therapeutic expertise in a safe, nurturing environment.”

To learn more about the Palliative Program, visit www.novamind.ca/psychedelic-palliative-care

October 7, 2021

Novamind to Present at LD Micro and KCSA Conferences

We announced our participation in two upcoming virtual investor conferences on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

Novamind’s CEO and Director, Yaron Conforti, will present our progress towards expanding access to psychedelic medicine in the U.S., including the recent opening of our sixth clinic and the newly launched Psychedelic Palliative Care program.

Virtual LD Micro Main Event XIV
Date: October 13, 2021
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM EST
Register and watch live here: me21.mysequire.com

KCSA Psychedelics Virtual Investor Conference
Date: October 13, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Register and watch live here: www.virtualinvestorconferences.com/events/event-details/psychedelics-virtual-investor-conference

October 8, 2021

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The Psychedelics Industry Could Offer a Whole New Approach to Work

In a collaboration with DoubleBlind magazine, Shelby Hartman and Madison Margolin explore how professional and economic systems are changing as the psychedelic revolution continues to grow. It’s not just about growth, though, but also the way we work. “What psychedelics offer is an invitation to look at professional and economic systems more, well, psychedelically.”

Psychedelics: Psychiatry of the Future

Covering Rick Doblin’s talk at the 2021 Annual Psychiatric Times World CME Conference, Leah Kuntz writes about what other conditions MDMA could treat including “depression, alcohol dependence, obsessive compulsive disorder, and even demoralization in AIDS survivors.” We look forward to further research on MDMA and will work to create treatment protocols for an array of mental health conditions, similar to our work with ketamine.

How Psychedelics are Returning to the World of Medicine

“According to estimates by the World Health Organization, about 300 million people worldwide live with depression.” It’s a stat that illuminates why there is so much urgency to bring psychedelic-assisted therapies to the world. We want to make a difference, to improve the quality of life for people suffering from depression and other mental health conditions, regardless of the psychedelic being used to bring about that lasting change. From Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Reid Robison: “I’m always touched by stories of hope and healing that come from witnessing the psychedelic modalities in action.”

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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:29 AM on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

A weekly summary of Novamind news and media, including the announcement of the opening of our 6ᵗʰ clinic in Murray, Utah.

September 28, 2021

Fear, Suffering, and the Value of Struggle

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss fear, the difference between pain vs. suffering, and the value of struggle in life.

Learn more, subscribe and catch up on previous episodes you may have missed at psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com

September 28, 2021

Dr. Reid Robison presents at the Life Sciences Investor Forum

In case you missed the presentation from our Chief Medical Officer, a recording of the presentation is now available for viewing here.

October 1, 2021

The Rapid Expansion Continues

Novamind CEO, Yaron Conforti, sits down with Agoracom to discuss opening our 6ᵗʰ clinic in Murray, UT and the broader vision for the company.

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Novamind Opens 6ᵗʰ Integrative Psychiatry Clinic, Adds 3ʳᵈ Clinical Research Site

We are pleased to announce the opening of our sixth integrative psychiatry clinic. The clinic is in Murray, Utah (the “Murray Clinic”).

The Murray Clinic also serves as Novamind’s third clinical research site, further strengthening the Company’s capabilities for serving drug developers via multiple sites and access to a large patient population. The Company anticipates 65,000 visits to its clinics this year.

“Bringing cost-effective and innovative psychedelic therapies to market requires a large base of diverse candidates and the expertise to safely and effectively run complex clinical trials in the right environment,” explained Yaron Conforti, CEO and Director. “We continue to build on our model’s proven track record through the expansion of our clinics and research sites, and we expect to scale this unique operating model into additional states in the near term.”

The Murray Clinic is the latest in Novamind’s ongoing clinic expansion, with two additional clinics slated to open in Utah by the end of 2021. The Salt Lake City location is scheduled to open in October, while the Park City location will open in November to accommodate the construction of the Company’s new flagship clinic design.

Learn more about Novamind’s clinical research division here.

September 30, 2021

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How Psychedelics Changed my Life

The evidence continues to grow in support of psychedelic medicine. In a piece for the Independent, Jonathan Sabbagh writes about how psychedelics, and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy in particular, changed his life. “For the first time, I understood the truth. My burnout wasn’t an end in itself. It was a symptom of a previously undiagnosed severe case of post-traumatic stress disorder.”

The Science of Psychedelic Therapy Breaks on Through

Axios breaks down why psychedelics matter, where they stand and what to watch for in the future. “Scientific studies of psychedelic therapies may be entering a new, broader phase thanks to more interest and funding from federal governments.” We will continue to research psychedelics and other innovative therapies at Cedar Clinical Research. CCR’s research sites are co-located with Novamind’s Cedar Psychiatry clinics allowing for large client population recruitment and providing clients access to innovative research stage treatments. And just this last week, we announced the opening of a new research site and clinic.

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VIDEO – Novamind (NM : CSE) Opens 6th Integrative Psychiatry Clinic, Anticipates 65,000 Visits to Clinic Network This Year

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:53 AM on Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Earlier today Novamind Inc. (NM : CSE) (NVMDF: OTCQB) (HN2: FSE) opened its sixth integrative psychiatry clinic. The “Murray Clinic” also serves as Novamind’s third clinical research site, further strengthening the Company’s capabilities for serving drug developers via multiple sites and access to a large patient population.  

The Company anticipates 65,000 visits to its clinics this year. 

Yaron Conforti, CEO and Director, “Bringing cost-effective and innovative psychedelic therapies to market requires a large base of diverse candidates and the expertise to safely and effectively run complex clinical trials in the right environment. We continue to build on our model’s proven track record through the expansion of our clinics and research sites, and we expect to scale this unique operating model into additional states in the near term.” 

Sit back, relax and watch this powerful interview with Yaron Conforti, CEO and Director of Novamind.  

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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:19 AM on Saturday, September 25th, 2021

A weekly summary of Novamind news and media, including the announcement of our inclusion in the NYSE Listed AdvisorShares Psychedelics ETF and more.

September 21, 2021

Burnout and the wounded healer​

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Paul Thielking. Paul is a psychiatrist, zen practitioner, and Chief Scientific Officer at Novamind. They discuss healthcare provider burnout and other unique challenges of being in the helping/healing professions.

Learn more, subscribe and catch up on previous episodes you may have missed at psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com

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Novamind Announces Inclusion in NYSE Listed AdvisorShares Psychedelics ETF​

We are pleased to announce that we have been included in the AdvisorShares Psychedelics ETF trading on the NYSE under the ticker “PSIL” (the “ETF”).

PSIL is the first U.S.-listed, actively managed exchange traded fund to deliver dedicated investment exposure to psychedelics. PSIL seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in the rapidly evolving psychedelics space, offering exposure to companies which the ETF’s portfolio manager views as leading the way in this nascent industry. The ETF currently includes 22 psychedelics companies. 

“The inclusion of Novamind in the AdvisorShares Psychedelics ETF is an important achievement for our Company,” commented Yaron Conforti, CEO and Director of Novamind. “Our clinics and clinical research sites are growing rapidly, and we are pleased to be recognized as a leading company in the emerging psychedelics sector.” 

Additional information on the ETF can be found here.

September 20, 2021

Novamind to Present at Benzinga Healthcare Conference​

Novamind to be featured in panel discussion on the disruptive potential of psychedelic medicine in mental healthcare

We will participate in the Benzinga Healthcare Small Cap Conference taking place virtually on September 29-30, 2021.

Novamind’s CEO and Director, Yaron Conforti, will join a panel of industry leaders for a discussion titled, “Addressing Mental Health through Emerging Therapies” on Thursday, September 30 at 12:35 PM EST.

Following the panel, from 1:15 PM to 1:30 PM EST, Mr. Conforti will deliver a presentation to update investors on the Company’s rapidly growing network of psychiatry clinics and clinical research sites focused on psychedelic medicine. A short Q&A session will follow.

For more information about the event and to register for free, visit: www.benzinga.com/events/small-cap/healthcare/

September 23, 2021

Novamind Announces DTC Eligibility for its Common Shares​

We are pleased to announce that our common shares are now eligible for electronic clearing and settlement through the Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) in the U.S.

The DTC is a subsidiary of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, a U.S. company that manages the electronic clearing and settlement of publicly traded companies. Securities that are eligible to be electronically cleared and settled through DTC are considered ‘DTC eligible’. This electronic method of clearing securities speeds up the receipt of stock and cash and accelerates the settlement process for investors and brokers. 

“We are pleased to have become DTC eligible. Investors will benefit from the accelerated settlement process and ability to trade Novamind shares through a wide range of U.S. brokerage firms,” said Yaron Conforti, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Novamind. “This is an important step towards increased liquidity for our stock and building a strong presence for Novamind in the U.S. capital markets.”

September 24, 2021

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Mental Health, With a Side of Psychedelics?

A recap of some of the most promising psychedelic drugs for mental health and some of the trailblazers paving the way for the psychedelic revolution. “Sleep, exercise, therapy and antidepressants are some of the top remedies prescribed to assist the 1 in 4 Americans who struggle with mental health issues. But while these are all critical and effective tools, are they enough?”

Psychedelics Are a Billion-Dollar Business, and No One Can Agree Who Should Control It

Novamind’s business model was structured to be drug agnostic. We want to be able to provide the best possible therapies for our clients, regardless of what therapies they end up needing. It’s why we’re a champion for increasing access to all psychedelics. In this article, Shayla Love covers how those interested in psychedelics are learning to work together for the greater good. 

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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:22 AM on Saturday, September 18th, 2021

A weekly summary of Novamind news and media, including the announcement of our selection as a research site for Karuna Therapeutics.

September 14, 2021

What Is Psycholytic Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by returning guest, Vhari Macbeth to discuss psycholytic ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP).

Learn more, subscribe and catch up on previous episodes you may have missed at psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com

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Novamind to Serve as Research Site for Karuna Therapeutics Late-Stage Clinical Trial

We are pleased to announce that our wholly owned subsidiary, Cedar Clinical Research has been selected as a research site for a clinical trial sponsored by Karuna Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage neuroscience biopharmaceutical company

The phase III study will evaluate the investigational therapy KarXT for the treatment of schizophrenia, a serious and potentially disabling condition affecting approximately 20 million people worldwide.

Dr. Reid Robison, Novamind’s Chief Medical Officer and Principal Investigator at CCR said, “We need more innovation in this field and I’m hopeful to see compounds like KarXT that have new ways of acting on the brain and the potential for improved efficacy and side effect profiles.”

September 13, 2021

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Legalising Illicit Therapies: Why Psychedelics Could Be The Most Important Mental Health Breakthrough Of The 21st Century

As psychedelics continue to break free from the stigma surrounding them, more and more people are seeing the promise these drugs have in changing the way we treat mental health. “Recent trials are showing that psychedelics are proving not only successful but also incredibly effective when stacked up against traditional forms of treatment, with one recent trial reporting that they are up to four times more effective than antidepressants.”

The DEA Seeks To Increase Federal Production Limits For Psilocybin And Marijuana Research

In a big step forward for psychedelic research, the DEA is set to increase limits for psilocybin. From the DEA: “DEA firmly believes in supporting regulated research of schedule I controlled substances.” We look forward to increased research and have a dedicated psychedelic contract research organization (CRO) in Cedar Clinical Research, capable of studying promising new treatments.

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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:54 AM on Saturday, September 11th, 2021

A weekly summary of Novamind news and media, including the announcement of our uplisting to the OTCQB Market and much more.

September 7, 2021

Treating Trauma with Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Hannah Cross to discuss how psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is used to treat trauma.

August 31, 2021

Treating Eating Disorders with Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss how ketamine-assisted psychotherapy is used to treat eating disorders

Learn more, subscribe and catch up on previous episodes you may have missed at psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com

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Novamind Uplists to OTCQB Venture Market

We pleased to announce our common shares have been approved for trading under the ticker symbol “NVMDF” on the OTCQB® Venture Market, a U.S. trading platform operated by the OTC Markets Group, Inc.

“With this listing, we look forward to expanding Novamind’s presence in the U.S. and deepening our relationships with a broad base of institutional and retail investors.” said Yaron Conforti, CEO and Director.

September 9, 2021

Novamind to Present at H.C. Wainwright 23rd Annual Global Investment Conference

CEO and Director, Yaron Conforti, will present the Company’s business model focused on growing a national network of psychiatry clinics and clinical research sites to rapidly scale access to psychedelic medicine.

Learn more about the Conference and register to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Novamind’s management here.

September 8, 2021

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The Worldview-Changing Drugs Poised to Go Mainstream

BBC Future covers the experience, culture and future of psychedelics and “what might follow if psychedelics become mainstream.” It’s a popular theme in this week’s roundup: what the world will look like after the psychedelic revolution. “Psychedelics offer something that few other things can: an experience well beyond what our everyday reality could conceive or expect.” With such life changing drugs and therapies becoming available, there’s no doubt the future will look a lot different.

Neurocognitive Effects of Ketamine for Depression Examined

This article delivers more positive news about ketamine and esketamine, which we currently use in our Cedar Psychiatry clinics. Learn more about how we use these powerful drugs here. “Use of ketamine and esketamine for their antidepressant effects does not seem to have harmful neurocognitive effects in individuals with treatment-resistant depression, according to a review published online Aug. 5 in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry.”

Psychedelic Treatments Are Here, But Doctors Aren’t Prepared

Rick Doblin and Jennifer Ouyang Altman lay out the potential risks of not having standardized psychedelic education for providers. It’s a problem that will arise as psychedelics continue to move into the mainstream. It’s one reason why education is such a big component of our mission to increase access to psychedelic medicine. On the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, we cover topics across the spectrum from trip-sitting to treating trauma with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Another way we’re helping address this issue is by creating psychedelic treatment protocols, sharing best-in-class techniques and procedures with the wider population. Learn more here.

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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:59 AM on Saturday, August 28th, 2021

A weekly summary of Novamind news and media

August 24, 2021

Pairing Ketamine with EMDR & Other Therapy Methods

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Bob Mcnutt to discuss how ketamine is combined with a variety of psychotherapy modalities, particularly Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

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Peace Blockade

Erinn Baldeschwiler is just “looking for a sense of peace as she dies.” Baldeschwiler has terminal breast cancer and has tried to turn to psilocybin therapy, under the Right to Try Act, to help. But it hasn’t been that simple. It’s why she and other patients in similar situations are taking it to the courtroom. The case is set for next month, with the potential for a decision to come as early as this fall. “For Baldeschwiler, a safe and caring treatment plan involving psilocybin may be what helps her find peace. For her, now is the time to act — she doesn’t have much of it to spare.”

New UW Center to Study Emerging Field of Psychedelic Compounds for Medical Treatments

Exciting news out of Wisconsin as the Transdisciplinary Center for Research in Psychoactive Substances is announced. “Four clinical trials in phases 1 to 3 are currently underway at UW–Madison to prepare for submitting applications for new drugs to the Food and Drug Administration.” The center has stated it will seek to include more minorities and marginalized groups in their research.

Researchers Work to Integrate Psychedelic Drug and Music Therapies Using Technology

Music and psychedelics have a long history together. And now, some tech companies “are designing music to help you get the most out of your trip,” creating music to enhance the therapeutic potential of psychedelics.

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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:34 AM on Saturday, August 21st, 2021

A weekly summary of Novamind news and media

August 17, 2021

Psychedelics, Psychosis, & the Abuse Potential of Ketamine

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about the relationship between psychedelics and psychosis and discuss the abuse potential of ketamine.

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Psychedelics are getting closer to approval, but the market may not be ready

Amirah Al Idrus explores the regulatory issues facing psychedelics, the setting in which they’re administered and how traditional business models may need to evolve in the process. At Novamind, we’re building the infrastructure to expand access to psychedelics in anticipation of their FDA approval. We’ve developed and are developing psychedelic therapy protocols to target difficult-to-treat mental health conditions that are underserved by the current standard of care. You can learn more about those treatment protocols here.

We Just Got Closer to Understanding Why Ketamine Is Such a Powerful Antidepressant

We know ketamine’s power to treat depression. “Within hours, a single dose of the psychedelic substance has been shown to curb suicidal intent, and recent clinical trials suggest these effects work on two thirds of patients, lasting for up to several weeks before fading away.” But recent results are getting us closer to the scientific reason why—ketamine may be responsible for decreasing the release of glutamate in our brains. 

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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:13 AM on Saturday, August 14th, 2021

A weekly summary of Novamind news and media, including the sale of our investment in the Synthesis Institute and much more.

OPINION August 10, 2021

Consciousness, Meaning, and the Search For Self

In this episode, Dr. Steve Thayer, Dr. Reid Robison, and Vhari Macbeth discuss the concept of the self, multiple “selves”, and how we work with “selfhood” in psychedelic therapy.

Learn more, subscribe and catch up on previous episodes you may have missed at psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com 

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Novamind Divests Non-Core Retreat Investment

Novamind has completed the sale of its investment in the Synthesis Institute, a strategic decision that enables Novamind to focus on the expansion of its network of clinics and clinical research sites located in the U.S.

“Novamind has experienced rapid growth in its two core businesses,” said Yaron Conforti, Chief Executive Officer and Director. “We’ve established a unique and scalable business model that serves clients at our clinics and drug developers at our research sites. We are now exclusively focused on the continued growth of our clinic and contract research organization businesses, with near-term expansion into other U.S. states and an exciting pipeline of clinical trials.”

August 11, 2021

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Could Ketamine Restore Child-like Brain Plasticity and Learning?

New research indicates that ketamine, in combination with light, may be able to temporarily restore our brains back to the plasticity seen in critical growth periods. More research is needed, but initial studies are promising. “Whether or not ketamine and/or flickering light could enable temporary neural plasticity in other parts of the brain, perhaps to treat language disorders or learning disabilities, is also “an intriguing possibility and would need further experiments,” Siegert added.” We look forward to further research exploring the life changing potential of ketamine.

Tripping Together

Zoe Cormier explores the benefits and costs of psychedelic therapy models—group vs solo. Strong anecdotal evidence is provided for the group therapy model. In practice, a case can be made for both, which is why the treatment protocols available at our Cedar Psychiatry clinics include group and solo participation. You can learn more about them here.

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