Charles Grob is a professor of psychiatry and bio behavioral sciences and Director of Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his two BS degrees from Oberlin College and Columbia University before receiving an MD from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. Grob’s research interests include anxiety and mood disorders and also self medication and substance abuse. The FDA approved one of his Phase 1 studies to study the psychological and physiological effects of MDMA and the hallucinogen Ayahuasca.Grob is also the editor of the book Hallucinogens: A reader, originally published in 2002 this book is a collection of psychedelic texts covering a wide range of topics like shamanism, society and psilocybin research. It contains excerpts from figureheads of the psychedelic movement like Terrence McKenna, Albert Hoffman and Ralph Metzner.
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