Topic List : Mental Health
Thinking outside of the box: A conversation about mental health with Stanford psychiatrist Amit Etkin
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.
Peer Support Program helps veterans combat PTSD
The School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System have designed a pilot program in which military veterans are trained to help peers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
5 Questions: Temple Grandin discusses autism, animal communication
Temple Grandin, an autism-rights activist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University, will discuss autism and animal behavior in a Nov. 19 talk at Stanford.
Oxytocin levels in blood, cerebrospinal fluid are linked, study finds
Easy-to-measure oxytocin levels in blood are correlated to the hormone’s levels in cerebrospinal fluid, which circulates around the brain and in the spine, a new study shows. Low oxytocin is also linked to high anxiety.
Group classes teach parents effective autism therapy, study finds
Parents who learned an autism therapy in group classes helped their children with the disorder improve their language skills, a new study has found.
Early Support Program for Autism connects families to autism resources
A free program offered by Stanford Children’s Health and the Children’s Health Council connects families of recently diagnosed autism patients with Bay Area treatment resources.
‘Every life is touched by suicide’: Laura Roberts discusses importance of suicide prevention
Much remains unknown about suicide, yet recent research has begun to offer clues into the psychological triggers, Laura Roberts said.
'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.
Poor sleep quality increases suicide risk for older adults, researcher finds
In a study, participants who reported poor sleep had a 1.4 times greater chance of death by suicide within a 10-year period than those who reported sleeping well.
Stanford Medicine X conference will take place Sept. 5-7
The 2014 Stanford Medicine X program will feature a broad range of themes, including mental health, the “no-smartphone” patient and the medical team of the future.