Psych Congress Steering Committee member Charles Raison, MD, recently appeared on the Primalosophy Podcast with host Nick Holderbaum for an hourlong discussion focused on heat, including sauna use, as a novel treatment for depression and a tool for improving mental health.
“Many people will get a sort of sense of inspiration from heat, and an immediate mood lift that is in itself really, really interesting,” Dr. Raison said.
Dr. Raison, a leading researcher in the field of immune-brain interactions, is the Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families; Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, School of Human Ecology; and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin- Madison. He is also Director of Clinical and Translational Research for the Usona Institute, which conducts research on the therapeutic effects of psilocybin.
Listen to the podcast here: https://spoti.fi/3qhYE4L