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Cannabis Legalization – Clinical Implications & Major Papers

"It’s legal. After decades of debate, Canada has legalized recreational marijuana, joining an exclusive club of nations with just one other member: Uruguay. In the coming weeks, many details will be sorted out – some small (the regulation of edibles), some not so small (driving and use). But starting this week, we clinicians work in a different world.
Oct 18 / 2018

Weight Loss for People with Schizophrenia? STEPWISE Didn’t Work. On the Big Paper, the Not-So-Big Result & Negative Results

"Years ago, I worked with a patient who lost 70 pounds with an aggressive regiment of exercise. His determination was exceptional but his struggles with obesity weren’t. People with schizophrenia are twice as likely as the general population to deal with weight problems.
Oct 11 / 2018

What Actually Is a Belief? And Why Is It So Hard to Change?

"Beliefs are a slippery concept. What actually are they? Philosophy has long struggled to define them.2 In this post-truth and ideologically polarized world, we need a better understanding of beliefs. As a psychiatrist, my job frequently involves identifying distorted beliefs, understanding how they formed, and helping people to learn to be more skeptical of their own beliefs.
Oct 7 / 2018

Social Media & Paranoia — the new Acta Paper; Also, How Do We Change Docs? A Reader Responds

"Politicians tweet about townhall meetings; celebrities put vacation pictures on Instagram; your cousin in Europe has her own YouTube channel. Our world is very different than it was just a few short years ago. (Fun fact: Facebook – a decade and a half old – claims to have more than 2 billion active monthly users.)
Oct 4 / 2018
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