Topic List : Mental Health
DACA and children’s mental health
Children with mothers eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program suffer from lower rates of anxiety and adjustment disorders than those with mothers who lack DACA eligibility.
Excitation-inhibition imbalance in autism
Stanford researchers used advanced lab technologies to show, in mice, that symptoms of autism can be countered by reducing the ratio of excitatory to inhibitory neuronal firing in the forebrain.
Brain activity predicts therapy efficacy
Stanford researchers measured brain activity in PTSD patients before and after psychotherapy and found that they could predict how well patients would respond to treatment.
Prominent autism researcher joins Stanford
Lynn Koegel, who developed an early intervention for autism that taps children’s own motivations, began work at the School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital this month.
Which autistic kids does oxytocin help?
The brain hormone may help treat social impairments in children with autism whose baseline oxytocin levels are low before treatment, according to new Stanford findings.
Sleep problems linked to more suicidal thoughts
Among young adults at risk for suicide, highly variable sleep patterns may augur an increase in suicidal symptoms, independent of depression, a study from Stanford has found.
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.