How Schizophrenia Affects Circadian Rhythms: From Disturbed Sleep to the Diurnal Expression of Genes

by Samoon Ahmad • August 20, 2019

As seen in Psychology Today. Schizophrenia affects between an estimated 0.25 percent and 0.64 percent of Americans, which translates into roughly 800,000 to 2 million people. On account of its prevalence, schizophrenia can also be a burdensome illness. A study published in the Lancet recently claimed that it is one of the top 15 causes […]

Mental Health and Dementia: New Findings Promote Lifestyle Modifications

by Samoon Ahmad • July 24, 2019

As seen in Psychology Today. Dementia is, unfortunately, a very common phenomenon among the elderly. As of 2017, there were as many as 44 million individuals worldwide living with dementia. In the United States, as many as one in three seniors has some form of dementia when they pass away. More than just being a mental health issue, […]

Meditation and Mental Health: Does the Science Support the Hype

by Samoon Ahmad • July 17, 2019

As seen in Psychology Today. For just about all of us, the mind is in a constant state of activity. We find ourselves overrun with ideas, emotions, and memories that can make it difficult to find and maintain clarity. This can leave us feeling stressed out, lacking in focus, and needing to catch our breath. […]