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 […]

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 […]