Integrative Center for Wellness • Dr. Samoon Ahmad

Social Media and Herd Mentality

by Samoon Ahmad • October 19, 2023

As seen in Psychology Today. Social media has profoundly altered the relationship between individuals and media by making consumption of media a dynamic process rather than a passive one. Social media platforms create open forums where consumers can engage directly with the creator of the media or with other consumers. Platforms also respond to what […]

Suicide Prevention Must Expand Beyond Crisis Intervention

by Samoon Ahmad • October 19, 2023

As seen in Psychology Today. We’re past the point of using metaphors like alarms and wake up calls. They have been going off for years, and the provisional figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on suicide in 2022 once again convey a grim increase in deaths that has been the general […]

Targeting the Gut in the Treatment of Mental Illness

by Samoon Ahmad • August 12, 2023

As seen in Psychology Today. Featured image from Science Photo Library/Pixels (used with permission). There has been a surge in interest in the role that gut dysbiosis plays in psychiatric and neurocognitive disorders. Even just a decade ago, the brain was believed to be a highly privileged organ that was largely shut off from the […]