Are Psychedelics Good for Depression, or Anything at All? (Ben “Doc” Askins)
Audio editing (and strategic bleeping) by John Viinalass.
In the first half of this extra long episode:
We discuss the strange biography of Ben “Doc” Askins: from combat medic to seminary student to Army physician’s assistant (PA) to Psychiatric PA researching psychedelic medicine and trauma.
In the second half of this extra long episode:
We discuss if there is an appropriate roll for various drugs, including psychedelics and MDMA, in assisting the dying, integrating traumas, and more. We also figure out what a “bad trip” on LSD might be.