Social Media and Resiliency

by Samoon Ahmad • March 20, 2024

As seen on Psychology Today. Within psychiatry, resiliency is oftentimes framed as an ability to go through a traumatic experience without developing a trauma- or stressor-related disorder, the most well-known of which is posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It turns out, most people are resilient in this regard. Within the United States, an estimated 82.7 percent […]

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 […]

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 […]