Anxiety: Why we worry and what to do about it
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Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers
Anxiety: Why we worry and what to do about it
Dec 07, 2021 Episode 26
Steve Thayer & Reid Robison

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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