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The Other Second Wave: COVID-related stressors and increasing instances of substance abuse

by Samoon Ahmad • August 10, 2020

This article was also published on KevinMD and Psychology Today. Throughout 2020, the United States has been playing catch-up against the coronavirus. As several well-researched articles have noted, lack of appropriate and timely response has been at the forefront and can be attributed to numerous factors including the highly contagious nature of the virus and […]


Magic Mushrooms and the Future of Psychology: A Conversation with Stephen Ross About the Frontiers of Psychedelic Research

by Samoon Ahmad • July 22, 2020

An excerpt of this interview was published in Psychology Today. The following is the full transcript of Dr. Ahmad’s recent interview with Stephen Ross, MD. Dr. Ross is the Director of Addictive Disorders and Experimental Therapeutics Research Laboratory at NYU and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. […]


Vocal Biomarkers and COVID: Research indicates signs of infection are detectable in speech signals

by Samoon Ahmad • July 17, 2020

As seen in Psychology Today. Medical researchers have mobilized like never before to combat the novel coronavirus. The efforts have focused mostly on developing vaccines or looking for new and better treatments for complications associated with COVID-19, but others have sought to design innovative methods of testing for the virus. As we wait for a […]