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Integrative Center for Wellness • Dr. Samoon Ahmad

Can MDMA Really Help Patients with PTSD?: The Potential Benefits of Ecstasy-Influenced Memory Reconsolidation

by Samoon Ahmad • October 1, 2019

As seen in Psychology Today Recent media reports have described that medical professionals are using MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This may seem like an unorthodox approach or the musings of a few fringe figures. While unorthodox, neither is the case. The treatment has been rigorously tested, and the United State Food […]


Addressing Suicide and Depression on Campus: Preventative Measures for Students and Faculty

by Samoon Ahmad • September 17, 2019

As seen in Psychology Today. Suicide is a difficult topic to discuss earnestly. It can be particularly difficult for college students, especially if they are in a new environment, far from home, and without a nearby network of friends and family. While one can easily cite statistics highlighting the growing number of suicides in the […]


Negative Memory Bias and Depression: When the Glass Always Seems Half Empty

by Samoon Ahmad • September 5, 2019

As seen in Psychology Today. Coping with depression is no easy task no matter how mild the condition may be. Depression is a mood disorder characterized by feelings of hopelessness, emptiness, loneliness, and excessive guilt for extended periods of time. Individuals with major depressive disorder will experience episodes lasting at least two weeks. Individuals with […]