Medical & Mental Health Screening
for Psychedelic Retreats
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A medical doctor Psychiatrist provides medical and mental health advice.
Many people visit plant medicine or psychedelic retreats, the world over. Everyone has their own motivations but also their own medical and mental health history. We exist so you can understand any or all medical and mental health reasons that are relevant for you personally. Being informed will make you feel more aware about your any mental or medical risks.
Our advice could be to do more contemplative or spiritual practices and/ or therapy before you are medically safe for a retreat; Or to consult your own medical doctor to re-evaluate any medications. Based on the information from the online intake and personal video call, you will, receive a personalised medical and mental health screening plus a printable certificate from our MD psychiatrist or psychiatric pharmacist.
Why would I need this?
Having none or little medical or mental health risks, allows you to show this to retreat organisers or medical staff. Having specific risks or assessments can also help you when retreats focus on addressing issues such as anxieties, depression and other mental health issues. Your certificate is everything they need to know to work safely and responsibly cater to your needs in terms of intake, care and dosage. Book a call here.
How does it work?
1) Schedule the video call
Any mental health history or SSRI medication, suicidal thoughts, bipolar, borderline personality or psychosis in the family can be an issue, active or dormant. Feel safe and free to get professional advice. Psychedelics are powerful tools and are safe if used responsibly. Be safe, feel safe for the best results.
2) Discuss your situation
The Medical & Mental Health Screening is $295
This includes the online intake, a medical and mental health consultation via a personal scheduled video call and a printable certificate with the results (by email in pdf format).
Many psychedelics are metabolized by an enzyme in your liver called CYP2D6, while several antidepressants (fluoxetine, paroxetine, bupropion, duloxetine) are known to inhibit this enzyme. Before we get into the concerns and answering some of the questions surrounding antidepressant and psychedelic use, it is recommended to perform a thorough and thoughtful reflection on whether it’s truly a good time to try psychedelics and/or discontinue your antidepressant.
3) Receive your certificate
If you are taking any of these, mention it during the medical intake as it can be a contra indication and dangerous: Duloxetine (Cymbalta) Levomilnacipran (Fetzima) Milnacipran (Savella) Venlafaxine (Effexor XR) Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq, Khedezla) Dapoxetine (Priligy) Escitalopram (Cipralex, Lexapro) Fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem) Citalopram (Cipramil) Sertraline (Zoloft, Lustral) Fluvoxamine (Faverin, Luvox) Vortioxetine (Viibryd) Isocarboxazid (Marplan) Phenelzine (Nardil) Selegiline (Emsam) Tranylcypromine (Parnate) Amitriptyline Amoxapine Desipramine (Norpramin) Imipramine (Tofranil) Nortriptyline (Pamelor) Protriptyline (Vivactil) Trimipramine (Surmontil) Bupropion (Wellbutrin / Zyban) Dexmethylphenidate (Focalin) Diphenylprolinol (D2PM) Ethylphenidate (EPH) Pipradrol (Meratran) Vortioxetine (Trintellix) Trazodone (Desyrel) Milnacipran (Savella) Venlafaxine (Effexor) Lithium Carbonate ER Lithobid Eskalith Lithonate
While most psychedelics have been proven to be relatively safe, some of them are more taxing on the body than others, and some interact in harmful ways with other drugs or medications.
Some people who have un-diagnosed mental disorders or a strong genetic predisposition to mental disorders could have their disorder triggered early by psychedelics.
You don’t want to expose yourself to unnecessary medical or psychological risks when you are not yet ready medically and/or emotionally.
If you are on medication, you will receive medical advice on the potential risks. Psychedelic psychiatry provides a preliminary diagnosis plus an assessment of any medical or psychological risks.
We provide independent medical advice. We do not endorse or promote any substance. We promote medical safety and professional advice.
Psychedelics are NOT for everyone! And sometimes not yet. Book a call and inform yourself. Be safe.