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A Psychiatrist’s Notes on Integrative Treatments
Samoon Ahmad M.D.
MDMA is an unconventional treatment for PTSD. However, the underlying theory behind why it is effective at treating the non-dissociative subtype of PTSD appears to be sound.
As September is National Suicide Prevention Month, it seems appropriate to discuss how one can help prevent suicide on campus.
When experiencing a depressive episode, one may begin to view the world through a depressive schema.
While suicide can be linked to severe and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI), it is also associated with personality disorders like borderline.
In patients with schizophrenia, one's circadian rhythms get disrupted, which can lead to difficulties sleeping, suboptimal sleep consolidation, and abnormal sleep architecture.
“Bipolar disorder” is an umbrella term used to describe a cluster of afflictions with similar symptomatology.
Numerous studies have found that sleep quality and diet are interrelated.
There seems to be stronger evidence than ever that lifestyle changes can have a major impact on the progression of dementia.
Meditation, particularly mindful meditation, teaches those who practice it to focus on the present moment, breath by breath
There is a vast middle ground between having one drink every now and then and alcoholism.
Advances in medical technology will eventually transform virtually all fields of medicines, from psychiatry to oncology.
Alzheimer’s is not only a progressively debilitating disease but is, unfortunately, becoming more common.
An estimated 8 percent to 10 percent of individuals in the U.S. 12 years of age or older (between 20 to 22 million people) are addicted to at least one substance.
Scientists are exploring the potential of the drug found in "magic mushrooms" to help patients with anxiety, depression, and addiction. Here's what they have seen.
This post, part 4 of a series, offers some guidance to friends and family who are worried that someone they love may harm themselves or others.
This post, part 3 of a series, provides a walkthrough of what happens should a person who may be a danger to themselves or others be brought to the hospital.
Part 2 of an ongoing series offering guidance to friends and family worried that someone they know may harm themselves or others.
If you are concerned that someone may hurt themselves or others, do not fall into the trap of thinking that they will snap out of it.
Dopamine may play a key role in stuttering disorders, but studies relying on noninvasive brain imaging reveal that there are also structural components.
For those considering cannabis as a way to manage symptoms of physical or mental illness, it's important to understand dosage and its role in potential side effects.
People with severe cases of insomnia face a higher risk of developing heart disease, chronic pain, hypertension, respiratory disorders, and weight gain.
A team of medical researchers based in the University of Policlinico Hospital in Milan, Italy claim that they have discovered biomarkers for bipolar patients.
A new study found that the number of seniors using cannabis is small compared to the number of millennials—but it's rising quickly.
It's commonly believed that ADHD is something that one simply outgrows, so many adults do not seek treatment.
How effective is lavender oil at easing the symptoms of anxiety? You may be pleasantly surprised.
A new study strengthens the link between microbiota and mental health.
Samoon Ahmad, M.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine; Unit Chief, Inpatient Psychiatry, Bellevue Hospital Center; and Founder of Integrative Center for Wellness in New York City.