Topic List : Mental Health
Podcast: 'Special K' as potential OCD treatment
In this podcast, Stanford psychiatrist Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, PhD, discusses how she got interested in the use of ketamine to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder and how she is determined to find out why, in studies, the drug has provided relief from symptoms.
Pilot grants for population health projects
The Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences has awarded 11 pilot grants to investigators with studies that seek to improve population and community health.
A potential fast-acting treatment for OCD
A Stanford psychiatrist is researching the effects of ketamine on the brains of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoping to determine why, in studies, the drug has provided relief from symptoms.
Ketamine used off-label to treat mental disorders
As research shows that the hallucinogen is a potentially powerful treatment for intractable mental disorders, and academics continue to debate its safety, private clinics across the country offer the drug to patients now.
Participants sought for autism drug trial
Scientists at Stanford are studying pregnenolone, a neurosteroid that may help treat irritability, sensory abnormalities and social deficits in adolescents with autism.
Providing messages of support to refugees
A group of Stanford medical students is helping organize a campaign to send letters to Syrian refugees living in Jordan.
Adelsheim on CDC’s youth suicide report
The recent federal report on suicides among youth in Santa Clara County will inform how the community continues to support mental health for young people, said Stanford psychiatrist Steven Adelsheim.
Podcast: Addressing mental illness in California
The Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission was formed to oversee the expansion and transformation of the state’s county mental-health service systems.
PTSD changes brains of boys, girls differently
A brain region that integrates emotions and actions appears to undergo accelerated maturation in adolescent girls with PTSD, but not in boys with the condition, a Stanford study has found.
Podcast: The challenges of global mental health
Vikram Patel, PhD, is one of the most recognized leaders in the global mental health movement. In this podcast, he discusses the enormous challenges and opportunities of global mental health.