College of Arts and Sciences’ Deepak Sarma shares research on psychedelic drugs

Riding the high: CWRU professors research the benefits of psychedelic drugs on mental health

Freshwater ClevelandDeepak Sarma, professor at the College of Arts and Sciences, discussed a new study into psychedelic drugs to measure the potential to address many mental disorders—including PTSD, depression, anxiety and even addiction. “Psychedelics offer a completely different way to address mental health issues, and they can help bring issues and complexities that give rise to depression or PTSD to the forefront,” Sarma said. “People are able to work through challenges very quickly or in a few sessions, while (with) talk therapy, such progress may take months, if not years.”