Can MDMA Really Help Patients with PTSD?: The Potential Benefits of Ecstasy-Influenced Memory Reconsolidation

by Samoon Ahmad • October 1, 2019

As seen in Psychology Today Recent media reports have described that medical professionals are using MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This may seem like an unorthodox approach or the musings of a few fringe figures. While unorthodox, neither is the case. The treatment has been rigorously tested, and the United State Food […]

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, […]