PTSD

Your Brain and PTSD: Biomarkers and high-stress states

by Samoon Ahmad • August 27, 2020

This article was also published on KevinMD and Psychology Today. If you’re reading this, you’re probably stressed. Whether it’s related to work, household chores, parenting, school, politics, or, yes, COVID, stress is a normal part of life. Because stress is a normal part of life, our bodies have adapted to react to stress through a series of neurophysiological […]


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 […]


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 […]