Below are a variety of multimedia resources that have been produced from the work of our team at Vail Health Behavioral Health Innovation Center. This page will be updated with published studies, podcast interviews, educational videos and more as they become available. To learn more about current studies being conducted by our team click here.

Podcasts

“Psilocybin for Major Depressive Disorder”
Produced by: JN Learning Podcast
In a new study, psilocybin showed promise as a treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD). JAMA Associate Editor Donald C. Goff, MD, speaks with author Charles L. Raison, MD, from Vail Health Behavioral Health, about the study, as well as Rachel Yehuda, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, who wrote an accompanying editorial about the potential benefits of psychedelic therapies.

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“Treating the Depressed Brain”
Produced by: Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Nearly one in five US adults are diagnosed with depression at some point in their lives. As the use of antidepressants have steadily risen since their introduction in the 1980s, what have we learned about depression? Is depression truly a “chemical imbalance” of the brain? And why do antidepressants work for some people and not others? Sanjay talks to Dr. Charles Raison, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of Vail Health Behavioral Health Innovation Center, about what we now believe causes depression, and most importantly, what this means for how we treat the illness - from SSRIs to psychedelics and other emerging therapies.

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“Sauna Talk #085: Dr. Charles Raison - Part 1”
“Sauna Talk #088: Dr. Charles Raison - Part 2”
Produced by: Sauna Times
Join Glenn Auerbach founder of SaunaTimes.com and founding member and current president of The Sauna Research Institute and Dr. Charles Raison with the Vail Health Behavioral Health Innovation Center team as they discuss sauna health benefits, research surrounding hyperthermia and hot/cold contrast therapy as a novel treatment for mental health in episode #085 and #088 of Sauna Talk.
 
Currently in development, “the CHILL’D Study (“Cold and Heat Investigation to Lower Levels of Depression”) on behalf of Vail Health Behavioral Health Innovation Center will explore ways to optimize the proven benefits of hyperthermia for depression, including whether adding cold to heat will improve outcomes and whether hyperthermia can be effectively combined with standard antidepressants.”

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“Yoga With Jake Podcast: Dr. Charles Raison - What Causes Depression?”
Produced by: Yoga With Jake
Join Jake Panasevich from Yoga With Jake and Dr. Charles Raison with the Vail Health Behavioral Health Innovation Center team as they discuss what causes depression and how and why heat exposure can help.

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Articles

“Single-Dose Psilocybin Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder"
A Randomized Clinical Trial
Published by: JAMA Network
 
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“5 things to do when you’re depressed"
Lifestyle article that accompanies Dr. Charles Raison's podcast episode, “Treating the Depressed Brain”, on Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Published by: CNN Health
 
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“Sauna Talk: Dr. Charles Raison, Part 1 & 2"
Glenn Auerbach founder of SaunaTimes.com and founding member and current president of The Sauna Research Institute and Dr. Charles Raison with the Vail Health Behavioral Health Innovation Center team unpack hot cold therapy as a novel treatment for mental health.
Published by: Sauna Times
 
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