Integrative Center for Wellness • Dr. Samoon Ahmad

Borderline Personality Disorder and Suicide: What the Neurobiological Evidence Says

by Samoon Ahmad • August 28, 2019

As seen in Psychology Today. The United States is experiencing a suicide crisis. A report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year revealed that the suicide rate has skyrocketed in the US in recent years, and that it has become the 10th leading cause of death in the nation. In 2016 […]

How Schizophrenia Affects Circadian Rhythms: From Disturbed Sleep to the Diurnal Expression of Genes

by Samoon Ahmad • August 20, 2019

As seen in Psychology Today. Schizophrenia affects between an estimated 0.25 percent and 0.64 percent of Americans, which translates into roughly 800,000 to 2 million people. On account of its prevalence, schizophrenia can also be a burdensome illness. A study published in the Lancet recently claimed that it is one of the top 15 causes […]

Bipolar Disorder: A Diagnostic Chameleon

by Samoon Ahmad • August 14, 2019

As seen in Psychology Today. Bipolar disorder is a relatively common affliction that affects as many as 2.6 percent of the U.S. population, if not more. It is also within the top 20 leading causes of disability globally and has a higher rate of hospitalization, suicide attempts, and completed suicides than major depressive disorder. Despite […]