Psychiatry and Inflammatory Conditions

by Samoon Ahmad • October 19, 2023

As seen in Psychology Today. Diet and gut health are an essential core of mental health. Similarly, the gut-brain axis has progressed from an esoteric concept to a regular feature in articles about mental health in major publications like the New York Times and Washington Post. While there is intense interest in how food affects […]

Is Integrative Psychiatry Going Mainstream?

by Samoon Ahmad • June 20, 2023

As seen in Psychology Today. As a practitioner of mental health with an integrative approach to psychiatric treatment for over 25 years, the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting last week in San Francisco felt a bit like vindication. There is no doubt a growing acknowledgment within psychiatry that psychiatric conditions are not merely psychological or […]

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 […]