What to know about what you don’t know you know. #1: Intuition is very efficient—if you don't overthink it.
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Musings of a clinical psychologist on topics related to addiction and mental health
Jonathan N. Stea Ph.D., R. Psych
Fake science news is not a benign topic, particularly when it comes to the treatment of medical conditions.
Pseudoscientific therapies can directly produce harm, indirectly deprive resources from supported treatments, and can further erode scientific foundations and trust.
It is in the service of healthcare promotion to correct pseudoscientific misinformation by appealing to both our rational and intuitive tendencies.
If you practice what is described in this post, your life might improve.
Rather than a single substance, it is best to conceptualize cannabis as a chemical soup with over 500 ingredients that can be served in countless different ways.
Imagine if a clinical psychologist greeted people with shame and hastily judged them from a perspective of self-righteousness as morally inferior.
Richard Feynman has been quoted as stating: If you think you understand quantum mechanics, then you don’t. It is perhaps not a quantum leap to make the same claim about cannabis.
Casting stones at Jordan Peterson for seeking benzodiazepine treatment is stigmatizing self-righteousness.
Forcing overdose patients into treatment centers is neither evidence-based nor sensible.
Jonathan N. Stea, Ph.D., R. Psych, is a registered and practicing clinical psychologist in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary.