Treating OCD with Psychedelic Medicine | Adam Strauss ~ ATTMind 106


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Adam Strauss is on the show for this episode to dive into the painful lived experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and what it was, exactly, that psychedelics did for him that helped him regain agency over his life.

**full episode breakdown below**

***SPOILER ALERT: Ender's Game / Xenocide Novel Series ***

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  • a general overview of what inspired The Mushroom Cure
  • the patient-shaming tone of the term "treatment-resistant"
  • the structural biases that prevent the growth of psychiatry as a field of medicine
  • the common failings of psychiatric drugs to treat mental illness
  • SPOILER ALERT: Ender's Game / Xenocide Novel Series
  • an intimate look of living with OCD
  • how psychedelic surrender/humility helped Strauss overcome his OCD
  • psychedelic lessons vs. the learning (referring to my talk from Breaking Convention)
  • feelings vs stories in our heads - the profound value of feeling as a skill
  • how psychedelics helped Strauss track the origins of his OCD
  • the challenge of our nervous system's ancient defense system living in the modern world
  • do psychiatric pharmaceuticals fundamentally change how we experience psychedelics?
  • how psychedelics taught Strauss how to face profound fears of feelings
  • the context that gave rise to the psychedelic experiences that made his OCD worse
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