Integrative Center for Wellness • Dr. Samoon Ahmad

A Gut Feeling About Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: The Mind Body Connection

by Samoon Ahmad • January 25, 2021

As seen on Psychology Today. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurological disease that destroys the neurons that control voluntary muscle movements. The first symptoms of ALS are typically weakness in the limbs and muscle twitches, but the illness eventually disrupts patients’ abilities to move, speak, and even breathe. Treatments exist to extend patient […]

Misremembrance of Things Past: The Continued Influence Effect and Memory

by Samoon Ahmad • December 16, 2020

As seen in Psychology Today. Misinformation is endemic in our society, but it is not a new problem. There has never been a shortage of either false or inaccurate information in this world, nor has there ever been a want of misguided beliefs based on misinformation. In most cases, we tend to become more adept […]

The Psychology of Extremism

by Samoon Ahmad • November 2, 2020

As seen in Psychology Today. Few would disagree that preventing extremism is a laudable goal, but even discussing extremism and radicalization may seem problematic within the field of psychiatry. Psychiatry’s legitimacy is largely based on its impartiality and independence from power structures associated with political regimes and religious organizations. Without this independence, there is clear […]