Anxiety: Why we worry and what to do about it



In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore anxiety. They discuss the following topics:

(1:39) Introduction to the topic
(3:27) What is an anxiety disorder?
(5:45) Distress vs. Eustress
(7:10) Functional vs. Dysfunctional procrastination
(8:55) The role of avoidance in perpetuating dysfunctional anxiety
(12:56) Anxiety management skills
(18:00) Evolutionary perspectives on anxiety
(21:43) Cognitive distortions
(25:10) Somatic grounding techniques
(27:15) Exposure therapy for anxiety
(34:27) MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD
(36:35) The role of medicines in treating anxiety
(42:00) How is psychedelic medicine different than current psych meds?

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