While discussing the potential of psychedelics in treating psychological disorders during the course ‘Neuropsychopharmacology’, one of my peers brought up this Netflix documentary series called ‘How To Change Your Mind’. This Netflix series is based on a book published by Michael Pollan called ‘How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence’. This documentary covers four different psychedelic drugs just as in the book; LSD, psilocybin, MDMA, and mescaline. This Netflix documentary is a real game changer regarding the advantages of these drugs in treatment of psychological disorders. Moreover, it clears up some of the toxic myths surrounding these psychedelics and literally opens the mind towards the potential ability for these drugs to treat for example anxiety or depression. Since it consists of only four episodes of approximately 55 minutes each, it is an easy watch during a rainy weekend!
Author: Joyce Burger