Mind Optimization Part 8: Good Science

With any change or intervention, good science is key – this simply means making good, sustained, trials and carefully measuring outcomes. Keep changes to a minimum, so you can see how things work.

This video is part eight of twenty-six excerpts from a presentation hosted by SOUL Food Salon in March 2019.

Video Transcript

Some very fundamental lessons from pharmacology. To me, most fundamentally good science. So many times people get this wrong. People decide they’re going to do three different things at the same time. And they don’t understand why it’s working or why it isn’t. I always tell my patients, “If we’re going to do something, we’re going to do one thing at a time, and we’re going to allow time to see how it’s working, and if it’s helping.” Be aware of all the factors and experiments, even if you’re starting a new antidepressant. Let’s say the reality is that there is life happening around it and you’re gonna have good days and you’re going to have bad days. And for that reason, it’s better that you don’t start a new medication, relocate to a new town and try to get a divorce at the same time because it’s just bad science. Forget the antidepressant. This is just a life lesson in general. Try to be good scientists, whatever you do, stick to one intervention and give it time to play out and focus.

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