Topic List : Mental Health
Parents sought for eating-disorders study
Stanford researchers are expanding a study of how parents with previous eating disorders can form good eating patterns in their young children. They now are seeking dads and single parents.
Psychiatrist advises teen-suicide drama
Rona Hu helped adapt a popular young-adult novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, into a Netflix series that aims to depict teen suicide without romanticizing it.
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.
Podcast: Mental health in medical school
In a recent Washington Post column, Stanford psychiatry resident Ned Morris posed the question: What drives bright young people – medical students – to take their own lives? In this podcast, he discusses the stigma of mental health that is so pervasive in society today.
Technique can predict if antidepressants will help
Researchers were able to predict with 80 percent accuracy whether antidepressants would help patients by analyzing their brain function and personal history.
Brain activity during cooperation differs by sex
When the researchers asked people to cooperate with a partner, then tracked the brain activity of both participants, they found that males and females had different patterns of shared brain activity.
A conversation with Glenn and Jessie Close
Glenn and Jessie Close open up about mental illness for the summer issue of Stanford Medicine magazine.