Posts By: Samoon Ahmad

This Is Your Brain on Drugs: The neurological effects of addiction

by Samoon Ahmad • June 18, 2019

As seen in Psychology Today. Addiction is a disease that affects millions of Americans. It is extremely widespread, with an estimated 8% to 10% of individuals in the United States 12 years of age or older (between 20 to 22 million people) addicted to at least one substance. The human costs of this problem are […]

Psilocybin 101: How “magic mushrooms” could help patients with anxiety, depression and addiction

by Samoon Ahmad • June 13, 2019

As seen in Psychology Today. Despite rapid advances in all fields of conventional medicine, physicians still face limitations in available treatments. This most certainly includes psychiatrics. Consequently, in specific circumstances, physicians should acknowledge that patients may benefit from alternative forms of treatment. These alternatives include drugs and herbs that may be currently illicit according to […]

Part 4: Mental Health and the Legal System, Protection, Safety and Rights

by Samoon Ahmad • May 31, 2019

As seen in Psychology Today. This is the final installment in a series meant to offer some guidance to friends and family who are worried that someone they love may harm themselves or others. These posts have been published to honor Mental Health Awareness Month. The first part of the series, which was posted on […]