Topic List : 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.
Low-risk drinking guidelines vary widely
Inconsistency among countries about what constitutes a "standard drink" and definitions of low-risk drinking hampers international research and confuses people attempting to drink responsibly.
Bulimia, binge eating study seeks participants
Men and women with bulimia and binge eating disorder are being sought for a clinical trial of a new drug combination that may treat the two eating disorders.
Attention networks different in kids with ADHD
The neural circuits that help us pay attention and stop daydreaming exert less influence on brain activity in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder than in other kids.
A word with Karl Deisseroth
Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, calls the human brain “the most complicated object in the universe.” The Stanford psychiatrist and bioengineer is well-known for developing two game-changing techniques — optogenetics and CLARITY.
Think like a designer when it comes to changing health behaviors.
In her new book,Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons in Brain Science & Design Thinking for a Mindful, Healthy, & Purposeful Life, Kyra Bobinet, MD, lays the groundwork for anyone to design the changes they want to see in their life.
Insulin-sensitizing drug for depression
Pioglitazone, available generically for treating Type 2 diabetes, improved symptoms of long-term depression in patients also suffering from insulin resistance.