Mental Health

The Road to Better Mental Health Passes Through the Gut

by Samoon Ahmad • June 20, 2023

As seen in Psychology Today. Psychiatry has undergone several major evolutions over the last century. We’ve gone from a primarily psychoanalytic approach centered on talk therapies to a more neurobiological approach that pairs psychotherapies with medications capable of targeting specific neurotransmitters in the brain. Both modalities, psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, rose to prominence rapidly and disrupted […]

Air Pollution and Depression: Understanding the mechanisms behind the connection

by Samoon Ahmad • May 4, 2023

As seen in Psychology Today. Air pollution is a major problem throughout the world. There is a wide range of pollutants to which people can be exposed. Some chemicals, like those released in chemical spills or industrial fires, cause acute discomfort and illness even in relatively low concentrations. Other pollutants—like carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide […]

Treating Mental Illness as a Chronic Disease: Reimagining care in psychiatry.

by Samoon Ahmad • March 28, 2023

As seen in Psychology Today. Within the last 100 years, advances in the field of medicine have been nothing short of miraculous. Our understanding of disease, anatomy, and the intricacies of the central nervous system has grown in leaps and bounds, and our ability to quickly diagnose and cure a multitude of diseases would have been considered […]