Posts By: Samoon Ahmad

Medicinal Microdosing: Smaller doses of cannabis for anxiety and other disorders

by Samoon Ahmad • April 23, 2019

As seen in Psychology Today As more Americans become acquainted with cannabis following its legalization for either recreational or medicinal purposes, they are learning first-hand what researchers have known for years: Regular cannabis users can develop a tolerance to the psychoactive effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary intoxicant in cannabis that is typically referred to as […]

Depression and Insomnia: understanding the co-morbidity and treatment options

by Samoon Ahmad • April 9, 2019

As seen in Psychology Today When one has difficulty sleeping, the waking world seems opaque. On top of feeling tired and fatigued, those who experience sleep disturbances can be irritable and have difficulty concentrating. When one has more severe cases of insomnia, one also faces a higher risk of developing heart disease, chronic pain, hypertension, […]

A Test for Bipolar Disease? A recent discovery could make it a reality

by Samoon Ahmad • April 2, 2019

As seen in Psychology Today A team of medical researchers based in the University of Policlinico Hospital in Milan, Italy claim that they have discovered biomarkers for bipolar patients with and without psychosis. The team’s study, which was published in the journal Bipolar Disorders, found that the brains of both sets of bipolar patients, those […]