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15 | Drug Talk Q&A with Dr. Julie Holland

PSYCHOACTIVE

I wanted to try something different with this episode: to team up with a brilliant friend and colleague to answer questions from PSYCHOACTIVE listeners. Dr. Julie Holland is a psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist who has written many outstanding books, including most recently Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection, from Soul to Psychedelics. Julie is a long-time believer in the potential of psychoactive experiences to open our worlds and heal our minds. And, as you'll hear in her answers, she also has first-hand experience with many drugs, both good and bad.Julie and I had such a great time that we plan to do more Q&A episodes in the future. We'll give you a heads up on when to expect the next one, but feel free to send us your questions in the meantime! Our number is 1-833-779-2460 for voicemails. Our email is psychoactive@protozoa.com, and we love getting voice notes recorded on your phone there. Or tweet at me, @ethannadelmann. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1hr 7mins

14 Oct 2021

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#72: Julie Holland: Psychedelics, Psychotic Breaks, and the Psych Ward | The Psychedelic Series (2/5)

Finding Founders

Today we hear the story of Julie Holland and her road to redefine psychedelics and psychotherapy. Julie grew up a tomboy, and was super bright for her age. Her intelligence led to curiosity, and she began experimenting with drugs and alcohol at 12. This only fed her interest in the psychology of psychedelics. Through her own research, she learned how the altered mind can change how one perceives the world. She speaks of how her experiences with PCP made her realize the importance of drug policy and harm reduction. This leads up to her college years where she dove into the science of these drugs. After school, Julie worked at Bellevue and her book, “Weekends at Bellevue” is based on her experiences of working at this psychiatric ward for nine years. She saw people who were in permanently altered states and empathized with them. Since leaving Bellevue, Julie joined the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and has continued her research on Psychedelics. So join us and hear this story of how the future of psychedelics in medicine may be closer than we ever imagined. Links From the Episode Twitter: https://twitter.com/BellevueDoc?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliehollandmd/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Weekends.at.Bellevue Audible for Weekends at Bellevue: https://www.audible.com/pd/Weekends-at-Bellevue-Audiobook/B002V1CCBQ?source_code=GO1DH13310082090P1&gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1262685&ds_rl=1263561&ds_rl=1260658&gclid=Cj0KCQjw1a6EBhC0ARIsAOiTkrEMhdqDY6E-ZjTtPIXrogF5GyheqCpIAMReZvP26WQIXzUhACGimDIaAmRkEALw_wcB MAPS Website: https://maps.org/news/multimedia-library/2814-dr-julie-holland-on-treating-ptsd-with-mdma-and-cannabis --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/finding-founders/support

52mins

27 May 2021

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Chemistry of Connection, Culture and Psychedelics - Dr. Julie Holland - HPP 95

The Higher Practice Podcast for Optimal Mental Health

Interpersonal connection is essential for optimal mental and physical health, and even more challenged inside the social isolation brought on by this global pandemic. We don’t often think of ourselves as walking chemistry sets. But, when we view the body under this lens, we can discover powerful insights into our connections with ourselves and others, and how to optimize them. In today’s episode, we welcome author, psychiatrist/psychopharmacologist, Julie Holland, MD to the show. Julie has been studying and writing about the chemistry of connections and psychedelics and their healing uses for years, as well as working with MAPS on several MDMA studies. She shares her insights into how as a culture, we can heal from societal trauma and what we need to consider for our patients in these tough times when there is greater amounts of social isolation and loss of connection. Show notes: The importance of touch - 05:48 The chemistry of mental health - 08:52 The desire for connection - 14:02 MDMA and hyper intuition - 22:24 Healing intergenerational trauma with psychedelics - 25:26 Psychedelics, culture and group work - 33:32 To learn more about Dr. Julie Holland: http://www.naturalmood.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Holland https://www.amazon.com/Julie-Holland-M.D./e/B002G5S71Q%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share *** How you can help others in a big way... If you enjoy the Higher Practice Podcast, please leave a quick review on the Apple Podcast app. It makes a big difference in getting the word out to other people who will benefit from this podcast. Simply, click on the show on your podcast app>scroll down to the bottom of all the episodes>in the ratings and reviews section tap stars to rate>click write a review. Want more? For show notes and more information, visit https://psychiatryinstitute.com/podcast/ Sign up for our newsletter and to receive ongoing information for optimal mental health: email.psychiatryinstitute.com If you’re a provider visit https://psychiatryinstitute.com/ If you’re interested in patient care visit: www.psychiatrycenters.com For provider education reach out to: info@psychiatryinstitute.com For patient care reach out to: info@psychiatrycenters.com

43mins

28 Apr 2021

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The Hippies Were Right | Dr. Julie Holland MD

Field Tripping

For Dr. Julie Holland, psychedelic medicine connects biology with the soul. She is a psychopharmacologist, psychiatrist, and author who has dedicated her career to novel psychiatric wellness as an influential advocate of psychedelic medicine. In this episode, Julie sits down with Ronan and Field Trip’s Chief Psychologist Dr. Dominique Morisano to discuss her thoughts on the stigmatization of the ‘soul’ in medicine, what it means to create successful relationships, the imbalance between yin and yang energies in our society, and implications of the current psychedelic renaissance we’re experiencing today. Show Notes: 2.20 - Why Julie identifies as an “MD”3.30 - How Julie integrates biology with the spirituality and emotions in psychiatry5.06 - The stigmatization of the word “soul” in the medical profession6.54 - Julie discusses the debate between dualist vs. materialist - whether our brain comes from our soul or our soul comes from our brain. 9.14 - Julie describes the adolescent brain and how it relates to her psychedelic advocacy.10.50 - Dominique discusses the impact of the soul in her work. 13.30 - Julie discusses profound experiences and psychedelics’ ability to promote dishabituation.15.00 - Julie shares her thoughts on Ketamine.16.46 - Dominique chimes in with her thoughts on Ketamine therapy.17.46 - Julie opens up about how it feels to see cannabis and psychedelic medicines come to the spotlight.19.18 - Julie’s perspective on dyad relationships and couplehood.  20.34 - Julie discusses the feedback she received from her book title “Moody Bitches” and explains yin and yang energy. 24.48 - The implications of the imbalance between yin and yang energies in today’s society. 26.28 - Ronan’s reflection.29.30 - Julie shares what she will likely be focusing on next in her research.31.39 - Julie discusses her thoughts on today’s psychedelic renaissance. 34.00 - Dominique shares her thoughts on today’s psychedelic renaissance. 35.29 - Ronan, Julie, and Dominique discuss the need for equitable access to psychedelic therapies. 37.34 - How labels create narratives about who a person is. 38.54 - Dominique explains how trauma responses work. 39.33 - Julie shares her thoughts on the trauma COVID-19 is creating and the difference in reactions.42.00 - How Julie has dealt with the pandemic.43.05 - The awarenesses that have come up for Dominique during the pandemic. 45.35 - Julie’s most influential lessons from psychedelic experiences.47.02 - Dominique’s most profound consciousness-expanding experiences. 50.37 - Ronan’s key takeaways. 

52mins

27 Apr 2021

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Strategies for Tapering Off Antidepressants with Dr. Julie Holland

Plant Medicine Podcast with Dr. Lynn Marie Morski

This episode of the Plant Medicine Podcast is the second conversation in a three-part series with Dr. Julie Holland. Dr. Holland is a psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology, and she is also the author of many books, including her most recent work Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection, from Soul to Psychedelics which discusses the neurochemistry behind human connection. She is also a medical monitor for several MAPS PTSD studies using MDMA-assisted psychotherapy and has worked for decades on US drug policy reform based on harm reduction principles. In addition to this work, Dr. Holland has nine years experience running a psychiatric emergency room as an attending physician on the faculty of NYU school of medicine and she continues her psychiatric work in her private practice in New York City.  In this episode, Dr. Holland talks specifically about the nuances of antidepressants and psychedelic medicine. As is commonly known, many prescription antidepressants have contraindications with various psychedelic compounds, meaning there are concerns regarding how people taking such medications will be able to also access psychedelic-assisted therapies.  Dr. Holland discusses the specific contraindications for individual psychedelic medicines and suggests some strategies for safely and effectively tapering off antidepressants in consultation with a medical professional. She suggests various wellness practices, such as regular exercise, as particularly helpful during the course of tapering, and even mentions situations where an additional antidepressant is prescribed to support the tapering process, stressing the complexity and delicacy of this process. To give context to this discussion of psychedelics and antidepressants, Dr. Holland provides an overview of the history of psychiatry over the past forty years, showing how antidepressants came to prominence as a therapeutic tool. She also explores additional considerations, such as how things like hormonal birth control interacts with SSRI antidepressants on a psychopharmacological level. The common thread Dr. Holland weaves through this conversation is the importance of connection, both as support for the tapering process and as the end goal of effective therapeutic practice. In this episode: Health and wellness practices which can act as support while tapering off an antidepressant in consult with a medical professional Contraindications between various psychedelics and antidepressants The difference between microdosing and macrodosing psychedelics while taking antidepressants Why falling in love can present a good opportunity to taper off antidepressants under supervision Why Dr. Holland sees the divide between recreational and therapeutic use as a false dichotomy in some cases Quotes: “There was a lot of hand-holding and de-stigmatizing back in the 90s, educating people around antidepressants. But twenty years later most of my work was really around people [who] had been medicated for ten, fifteen, twenty years and wanted to be off meds.” [6:15] “The people who really responded from MDMA-assisted psychotherapy who had PTSD were the people who’d never been on SSRIs. The people who had a muted response who didn’t get as much better as the other group were the ones who had been on SSRIs.” [9:47] “Coming off of psych meds is no easy feat. You really have to do a gradual taper, there has to be somebody who is supervising you, and you’ve got to have other things in place.” [10:42] “You have to have somebody helping you… It’s not the kind of thing you can really go alone. Getting off antidepressants requires somebody who knows what they are doing to help you.” [14:16] “Your brain learns to be sad, your brain learns to be anxious, your brain can learn to be at ease and learn to have joy.” [21:31] Links: Dr. Holland’s website Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection, from Soul to Psychedelics Psychedelic Medicine Association Porangui

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14 Apr 2021

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Psychedelics and the Chemistry of Connection with Dr. Julie Holland

Plant Medicine Podcast with Dr. Lynn Marie Morski

This episode of the Plant Medicine Podcast is the first installment of a three-part conversation with Dr. Julie Holland. Dr. Holland is a psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology, and she is also the author of many books, including her most recent work Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection, from Soul to Psychedelics which discusses the neurochemistry behind human connection. She is also a medical monitor for several MAPS PTSD studies using MDMA-assisted psychotherapy and has worked for decades on US drug policy reform based on harm reduction principles. In addition to this work, Dr. Holland has nine years experience running a psychiatric emergency room as an attending physician on the faculty of NYU school of medicine and she continues her psychiatric work in her private practice in New York City.  In this first installment with Dr. Holland, the conversation focuses on the idea of connection she explored in Good Chemistry. Dr. Holland begins by discussing the importance of feeling a connection with oneself and details how many things in modern life can get in the way of this connection. Self-connection is important, she stresses, because if we are not grounded in ourselves, it can be difficult to establish healthy connections with others. Dr. Holland explains how various neurotransmitters such as oxytocin and dopamine are involved in connecting with self and others and how pharmaceuticals such as opiates act on some of these same systems to simulate comfort. In addition to discussing human connection from a pharmacological perspective, Dr. Holland also explores the topic through a psychological lens, looking at the role trauma can play in muddying opportunities for connection. This is an area where psychedelics can be particularly impactful, as these substances can disrupt the constant ruminations and patterns of behavior which keep people from pursuing or deepening connections.  Dr. Holland then brings some insights from the science of connection to bear on the practice of psychedelic therapy, discussing how group facilitation of psilocybin therapy could be more impactful by allowing the experiences and integration work to happen in community. The conversation closes with a discussion of how psychedelics can impact the connections one feels, especially to the natural world, and some speculations regarding how the feelings of interconnection elicited by psychedelic experiences could impact political convictions.  In this episode: How distractions and addictions get in the way of our ability to connect with ourselves How the epidemic of loneliness and the epidemic of overdoses intersect  The pharmacological pathways of oxytocin and the function of the dopaminergic system How psychedelic experiences “shake up” one’s sense of self and the therapeutic effect of this process The double-edged sword of the feelings of group cohesion produced by oxytocin The impact of psychedelics on one’s worldview  Quotes: “If you’re not in your body, and embodied, and feeling your feelings, you’re not gonna be much use to anybody else in a relationship.” [5:59] “One of the reasons why opiates are so soothing is they really quell that unease, that anxiety, and they really mimic the chemistry and physiology of what we feel when we are taken care of, held, attended to.” [10:40] “We are not healthy when we are disconnected. It is a proinflammatory state when we are disconnected, and it is anti-inflammatory when we feel cared for.” [13:35] “There’s always trauma and everybody carries it around in their bodies to some extent and it really needs to be unearthed and investigated for us to be healthier and happier. So everyone can avail themselves of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy or psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy.” [24:30] “Oxytocin facilitates neuroplasticity, it facilitates learning. And we learn better in group than we do individually. When we are isolated we do not learn as well.” [29:13] “There is actual research to show that people who take psilocybin mushrooms and have psychedelic mystical experiences do feel more connected to the planet and do feel more of a sense of obligation to take care of the planet.” [37:23] Links: Dr. Holland’s website Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection, from Soul to Psychedelics Psychedelic Medicine Association Porangui

43mins

31 Mar 2021

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Paradigm Series : Julie Holland on "Having Hope"

Real Purpose of Life

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39mins

26 Mar 2021

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#72 Dr. Julie Holland on How Transformational Medicine Can Help Our Collective Disconnection

The Darin Olien Show

The last year has spiked our collective levels of anxiety and depression. The pandemic has escalated our disconnection, with each other, with nature, and ourselves. Julie Holland, MD, is an American psychopharmacologist, psychiatrist, and best-selling author. With an impressive academic background, unparalleled experience, and her own stories, Dr. Holland has a perspective worth listening to. Could transformational medicine be how we reconnect? || LINKS || harperwave.com/book/9780062862884/Good-Chemistry-Julie-Holland/ | | Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts

57mins

16 Mar 2021

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Julie Holland Prescribes Human Connection

Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin

In this episode, recorded several months into the pandemic, NYC-based psychiatrist Julie Holland assures Alec it’s not just him, we’re all having a hard-time. Dr. Holland says our brains are wired for connection and isolation is causing many of us to go into “fight or flight” mode where it’s harder to feel safe and loved. But there’s hope. Put down the phone, go outside, call a friend. Connect. And, for some, drugs might help, too. Holland has been deeply curious about the brain since high school and she’s a leading researcher in using psychedelics and cannabis to treat PTSD. In controlled settings, these drugs can restore a sense of being connected with others and the larger world. Holland is the author of several books including Good Chemistry, Moody Bitches, and a memoir, Weekends at Bellevue. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

50mins

23 Feb 2021

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Good Chemistry: Julie Holland interviewed on StephenGray Vision

StephenGray Vision

Julie Holland, MD is a leading spokesperson on behalf of psychedelics and healing altogether. Here she talks about: how we are collectively suffering from a spiritual crisis, at least in part from disconnection and isolation; how psychedelics can help remake the connection; the therapeutic benefits of MDMA; how psychedelics can prepare us for death and how they can heal national and ethnic divisions; and much more. This interview is also accessible with video on the StephenGray Vision YouTube channel. NB: Please consider subscribing to the YouTube channel. The pro's tell me that more subscribers means the channel gets noticed more and thus more people are able to find this extremely valuable content from leading spokespeople and visionaries in the field of psychedelics and related work.  And: To quickly find out about new episodes, please also consider subscribing to my newsletter. Unlike many, I send newsletters rarely, typically once every 2 to 3 weeks and mostly to alert people to the latest interview. To subscribe, please email me at stephengraymedicine@gmail.com and ask to be subscribed.

1hr 7mins

18 Nov 2020

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