COVID

PTSD and Substance Abuse

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 […]


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 […]


Exercise and COVID-19: How antioxidants released during exercise may reduce symptom severity

by Samoon Ahmad • May 6, 2020

As seen in Psychology Today. The benefits of regular exercise are extremely well documented. Without pause, stories have been published for years about how exercise pays physical and psychological dividends with few, if any, drawbacks. Meanwhile, evidence continues to mount that a multitude of chronic illnesses are associated with a sedentary lifestyle, especially if it […]