What Seniors Hit Hard by the Pandemic Need Now New research suggests one way to address the impact on mental health.

by Samoon Ahmad • May 10, 2021

For over a year, many of us within the medical community have been sounding the alarm about how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact the mental health of individuals across the United States in the long term. The percentage of adults who have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorders throughout the past year has remained […]

Misremembrance of Things Past: The Continued Influence Effect and Memory

by Samoon Ahmad • December 16, 2020

As seen in Psychology Today. Misinformation is endemic in our society, but it is not a new problem. There has never been a shortage of either false or inaccurate information in this world, nor has there ever been a want of misguided beliefs based on misinformation. In most cases, we tend to become more adept […]

The Psychology of Extremism

by Samoon Ahmad • November 2, 2020

As seen in Psychology Today. Few would disagree that preventing extremism is a laudable goal, but even discussing extremism and radicalization may seem problematic within the field of psychiatry. Psychiatry’s legitimacy is largely based on its impartiality and independence from power structures associated with political regimes and religious organizations. Without this independence, there is clear […]