Recognizing Mental Illness by Voice

by Samoon Ahmad • February 13, 2024

As seen on Psychology Today. One of the most common diagnostic tools used by clinicians is pattern recognition. When a clinician repeatedly sees patients with identical clusters of signs and symptoms, and these patients are repeatedly being diagnosed with the same illness, it is reasonable to assume that a new patient exhibiting the same cluster […]

Obesity and Neurocognitive Decline

by Samoon Ahmad • December 15, 2023

As seen in Psychology Today. Obesity is a public health problem affecting much of the developed and developing world, as it increases one’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, liver disease, cardiovascular disease, sleep problems, and a dozens of other chronic conditions that can reduce quality of life and potentially be fatal. In the United […]

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 […]