Posts By: Samoon Ahmad
Encephalitis Lethargica and Long COVID: Repeated history and stigma around mental health.
As seen in Psychology Today. The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn comparisons to the 1918 influenza pandemic. Both pandemics spread globally with remarkable speed, and their acute phases led to millions of deaths. What might come as a surprise is that a second pandemic emerged roughly at the same time and lasted for over a decade before disappearing […]
How Clinicians Can Address Long COVID: Making sense of new studies that help pinpoint the phenomenon
As seen in Psychology Today. One of the most enduring questions about the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Given how pervasive infection has been, particularly during the omicron surge, this could have a tremendous impact not only on individual patients but specifically on healthcare systems and to a large extent on the […]
The COVID-19 Baby Bust How lingering pandemic anxiety is impacting fertility rates
As seen in Psychology Today. The COVID Era has been challenging for people from all walks of life. Beyond the enormous death toll, the lingering symptoms affecting long haulers, and reports that upwards of 30% of patients who develop severe COVID-19 infections subsequently meet criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), there has also been a tremendous psychological toll even among individuals who […]