The Stanford Advantage: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Stanford’s comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to mood disorders integrates significant basic science research with innovative clinical care and training for future physician-scientists.

More than 30 senior faculty members from eight Stanford departments, including some of the most respected basic scientists in the world, take part in research, clinical care, and educational programs in:

        • Bioengineering                 • Neurosurgery
        • Biology                                 • Psychology
        • Genetics                               • Psychiatry
        • Neurology                           • Radiology

The Mood Disorders Center leverages this interdisciplinary strength to: 

  • Understand disease mechanisms through genetics, genomics, and proteomics
  • Improve imaging techniques that enhance understanding of disease by “looking into the brain” and monitoring and measuring its functions
  • Pioneer a holistic approach beyond traditional psychiatry—integrating social factors, a deeper understanding of brain mechanisms, and a diverse range of diagnostic and treatment techniques, including genetics, imaging, psychotherapy, acupuncture, and behavioral therapy
  • Leverage pharmacological, pharmacogenetics, and other approaches to improve outcomes for today’s patients
  • Create new therapies using innovative techniques, including next-generation drugs, targeted brain stimulation, minimally invasive surgery, and computer-based brain training

Meetings and Presentations

13th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day

August 19, 2017