1:2:1 Podcast : Mental Health

  • A conversation about mental health

    When it comes to treating mental illness, Amit Etkin, MD, PhD, is thinking outside of the box and collaborating with other Stanford scientists to map the origins of mental illnesses in the brain and develop improved treatments for depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • 'Brain on Fire': Susannah Cahalan and her month of madness

    With the precision of an investigative journalist, Susannah Cahalan reconstructed what happened in her memoir, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.

  • Dan Harris on being happier

    Would you like to be 10 percent happier? Dan Harris, co-anchor of ABC News’ Nightline and weekend editions of Good Morning America, has achieved just that and perhaps more. In this podcast, he discusses his New York Times best-seller, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works -- A True Story."…

  • Scott Stossel on My Age of Anxiety

    In his best-selling book, My Age of Anxiety, Scott Stossel describes his long-standing struggle with anxiety, and examines the efforts to understand what is now considered the most common form of mental illness in the United States. In this podcast, Stossel, editor of The Atlantic magazine, talks about the book, and how he learned to cope with his severe anxiety.

  • Daryn Reicherter on PTSD among Cambodian refugees

    In a history-making move, a United Nations-backed tribunal trying Khmer Rouge war criminals is including victims in the proceedings to an unprecedented degree.

  • Men and depression

    Diagnosed with depression while in college in the late '80s, Mark Meier spent years ignoring his illness -- and came close to committing suicide before seeking treatment.

  • Robert DeRubeis on anti-depressants

    More than 164 million prescriptions were dispensed in 2008 for anti-depressants.

  • David Spiegel on stress and the economic crisis

    David Spiegel, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, discusses the psychological effects of the world economic crisis and the mental health problems caused by financial turmoil. Spiegel is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford and the director of the Stanford Center on Stress and Health.