Mental Health

Rediscovering Hope Amidst Chaos: How collective action can give us purpose.

by Samoon Ahmad • February 27, 2023

As seen in Psychology Today. Accurately quantifying the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic defies just counting the dead and hospitalized to put the tragedy in perspective. These astronomical numbers fail to capture the impact of individual lives lost and families deprived of loved ones and exceeds the limits of human imagination. Similarly, the countless number […]

How Constant Noise Keeps Us Chronically Stressed: Noise pollution and the brain.

by Samoon Ahmad • February 27, 2023

As seen in Psychology Today. When we think of pollution, we often think of things like litter, smog, and toxic waste. We also tend to think of certain types of pollution as affecting certain organs. As a very clear example, we recognize that poor air quality can impact lung health, or that contaminated water and […]

Neuromodulation and Psychiatry 3.0: Will devices be the next frontier in mental health?

by Samoon Ahmad • September 30, 2022

  As seen in Psychology Today. Neuromodulation has been a fast-growing area of medicine for at least a decade. Despite becoming an increasingly common way to treat chronic pain, neurological disorders, and even psychiatric conditions, it still represents a paradigmatic shift in the thinking of many clinicians for whom lifestyle changes, drug therapy, and psychotherapy […]