34. (Video) David Goldbloom & Juveria Zaheer

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Show Notes
As a bonus to season 1 of Xing The Gap, we're releasing video versions of your favourite episodes. Now you get to see AND hear some of the extraordinary Canadians we spoke to this season, plus live drawings by Rick Miller, and multimedia by Kidoons. Enjoy!

Drop in your nickel, folks, because the doctors are IN. Today, Rick speaks with two prominent psychiatrists, Dr. David Goldbloom and Dr. Juveria Zaheer, who both have ties to Canada’s East Coast, but now live and work in Toronto. David’s the Senior Medical Advisor at CAMH (the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health), an arts lover, educator, author, and Officer of the Order of Canada. He also sits on so many boards, it would get boring to list them all here. His colleague Juveria, a geriatric Millennial (her words), works as a Clinician Scientist and Education Administrator at CAMH, and is an Assistant Professor at U of T’s Department of Psychiatry. Together, they riff on
The Oregon Trail generation
“People” innovations in mental health
Understanding the universe of others
The promise and peril of AI
Social media avoidance and addiction
Nature, nurture and neuroplasticity
Protecting the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex
And forgetting to put your pants on.
David: “In less than 1 second, that entirely social construct of embarrassment translates into an intense psychological and physiological experience."
Five cents, please.