Mengning (Melinda) Wang is a medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a research assistant at the Translational Psychedelic Research Program at UCSF, investigating the therapeutic potential of psychedelic compounds for various neuropsychiatric indications. She is passionate about educating the public on discoveries in psychedelic science with accurate, up-to-date information deeply grounded in our current understanding of neuroscience. As a future psychiatrist, she aims to help make psychedelic medicine widely accessible to patients of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds once it gains regulatory approval for medicinal use.
Combating Suicidality: A Role for Psilocybin and Ayahuasca?
Despite excessive fear surrounding anecdotal reports of psychedelics inducing suicidal behaviors dating back to the 1950s, the current scientific landscape suggests potential therapeutic utility.