Coronavirus

PTSD and Substance Abuse

The Other Second Wave: COVID-related stressors and increasing instances of substance abuse

by Samoon Ahmad • August 10, 2020

This article was also published on KevinMD and Psychology Today. Throughout 2020, the United States has been playing catch-up against the coronavirus. As several well-researched articles have noted, lack of appropriate and timely response has been at the forefront and can be attributed to numerous factors including the highly contagious nature of the virus and […]


Exercise and COVID-19: How antioxidants released during exercise may reduce symptom severity

by Samoon Ahmad • May 6, 2020

As seen in Psychology Today. The benefits of regular exercise are extremely well documented. Without pause, stories have been published for years about how exercise pays physical and psychological dividends with few, if any, drawbacks. Meanwhile, evidence continues to mount that a multitude of chronic illnesses are associated with a sedentary lifestyle, especially if it […]


Anxiety in the Time of COVID-19: How an improved diet may be your secret weapon

by Samoon Ahmad • March 25, 2020

As seen in Psychology Today. Keeping a wellness regimen during a time of crisis is obviously difficult. Although many of us find ourselves with an abundance of free time, trying to remain healthy and active is a struggle because we are still trying to acclimate ourselves to a new reality that is defined by social distancing […]