Integrative Center for Wellness • Dr. Samoon Ahmad

How Constant Noise Keeps Us Chronically Stressed: Noise pollution and the brain.

by Samoon Ahmad • February 27, 2023

As seen in Psychology Today. When we think of pollution, we often think of things like litter, smog, and toxic waste. We also tend to think of certain types of pollution as affecting certain organs. As a very clear example, we recognize that poor air quality can impact lung health, or that contaminated water and […]

Neuromodulation and Psychiatry 3.0: Will devices be the next frontier in mental health?

by Samoon Ahmad • September 30, 2022

  As seen in Psychology Today. Neuromodulation has been a fast-growing area of medicine for at least a decade. Despite becoming an increasingly common way to treat chronic pain, neurological disorders, and even psychiatric conditions, it still represents a paradigmatic shift in the thinking of many clinicians for whom lifestyle changes, drug therapy, and psychotherapy […]

Encephalitis Lethargica and Long COVID: Repeated history and stigma around mental health.

by Samoon Ahmad • May 12, 2022

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 […]