Rose Cartright is an author and screenwriter. She is the author of the 2019 book Pure about her experiences with OCD which subsequently became a Channel 4 television show with the same name. She is also a screenwriter and executive story editor on the upcoming Netflix sci-fi series Three-Body Problem.

In this episode, Rose and Alex discuss her experiences including the pros and cons of the medical model, as well as Rose's experiences with meditation, psychedelics, and trauma work.

You can find Rose's book Pure here:

Interviewed by Dr. Alex Curmi with Dr Rebecca Wilkinson

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Meet the host:

  • Dr Rebecca Wilkinson

    Rebecca is a core trainee psychiatrist in the South London and Maudsley NHS trust.

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  • Dr Alexander Curmi

    Aside from general adult psychiatry, Alex has special interests in psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation and medical education.

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    Meet the panel

    • Dr Anya Borissova

      Anya is an academic clinical fellow training in psychiatry at SlaM. Anya is passionate about making it easier for everyone to access the latest in psychiatric research.

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