OCD + Psychedelics
Public misconception of OCD is rampant.
In the US, about 1 in 40 adults and 1 in 100 children have OCD. The main audience for this project is the 39 in 40 adults who do not have OCD. Since half of the project serves to educate about the disorder, people who have OCD are a secondary audience.
The goal of this project is to educate about OCD.
Defining OCD : Pop culture paints a specific portrait of a very elaborate disorder. OCD is characterized by obsessions & compulsions that cause significant distress and take up at least an hour a day— but usually longer. Most people will experience instances of obsessions or compulsions at some point in their lives, but OCD is a significantly more debilitating experience.
The goal of the project is also to show viewers how psychedelics are revolutionizing the way we approach mental health treatment.
Psychedelics are “powerful psychoactive substances that alter perception and mood and affect numerous cognitive processes. They are generally considered physiologically safe and do not lead to dependence or addiction.” Political, pharmaceutical, and economic interests have perpetuated stigmas in social & legal understanding of psychedelic substances since the 1960s and 70s. Finally, we are abandoning this false rhetoric.