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Musings of a clinical psychologist on topics related to addiction and mental health
Jonathan N. Stea Ph.D., R. Psych
The general public is the audience of the science communicator, not the ideologically possessed.
"The Vagina Bible" aims to empower women by providing them with accurate information about their bodies, and ultimately, helps women to connect with themselves.
Dr. Joel Minden gets it—he understands the nature of anxiety and how to successfully treat its symptoms when they become debilitating.
While many bogus COVID-19 cures have been circulated, the internet would be remiss to neglect its notoriously favorite panacea for all ailments: cannabis.
The next time that you hear someone say, “Science doesn’t have all of the answers,” you might want to question exactly what they mean.
"Scientists know that the plural of anecdote is not data; no matter how many testimonials you accumulate, they can’t ever prove that the treatment works."
People commonly confuse the terms "drug addiction" and "drug dependence." To understand why, it's important to situate the distinction in its historical-medical context.
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.
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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.