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 […]

Is Our Approach to Treatment-Resistant Depression Wrong?

by Samoon Ahmad • July 17, 2023

As seen in Psychology Today. Featured image from Liza Summer (used with permission). According to the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5-TR), there are nine key symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD). A diagnosis requires (among other things), either depressed mood or anhedonia/diminished interest and at least five […]

Artificial Intelligence in Psychiatry

by Samoon Ahmad • June 24, 2023

As seen in Psychology Today. ChatGPT stunned the world last November when it was released. The chatbot can generate seemingly accurate and even eloquent answers to difficult questions that typically require a thorough understanding of engineering, law, or medicine to answer. Trained using large language models and natural language processing, generative artificial intelligence (AI) systems […]