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PGY-1 @uoftneurology resident 🧠, junior fellow @masseycollege, jitsuka 🥋, total nerd 🤓, ready to learn anything! 📚
Jan 28, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
On #BellLetsTalk, I see stories breaking down the stigma surrounding depression and anxiety.

While this is amazing work, mental health is broader.

In my med school advocacy class I made this point, wanting to destigmatize psychosis. I was told "schizophrenia is scary". 1/ A doctor and a social worker gave me this feedback - people who are very familiar with the spectrum of mental illnesses.

This was at a time a loved one of mine was hospitalized in psychosis - I didn't know what to say.

He was and continues to be loving and kind, not scary. 2/
Oct 15, 2020 • 10 tweets • 3 min read
Listening to a lecture on chronobiology today and my mind is blown!

I learned that sunrise is important to our health. Living on the western end of a time zone can mean 20% higher rates of obesity and heart attacks because you see the sun later, but get up just as early. 1/ Our bodies need blue light from the sun to activate the *intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells* that signal to our suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) that it is morning. The SCN then regulates the rest of our circadian processes. #neurotwitter 2/