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In this perspective piece, Keith Humphreys writes about new medications that may offer people addicted to opioids a chance to “bind their future selves to a commitment to stop using drugs.” Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor and a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.
To keep patients and communities healthy, clinicians need to be able to ask all patients about access to firearms. This blog post references a piece in the Washington Post written by Nathaniel Morris, a resident in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, that addresses the importance of talking about gun violence in mental health.
The #MeToo hashtag social media campaign is spreading awareness of sexual assault. Emma Seppälä, associate director of Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, and David Spiegel, the Jack, Samuel and Lulu Willson Professor in Medicine and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provide comment in this post.
Stanford researchers have developed a standard metric for healthy brain network functioning that can be compared against individual patients’ scan results. Authors of the study include Leanne Williams, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences; Tali Ball, postdoctoral research fellow in psychiatry; and Andrea Goldstein-Piekarski, Instructor in psychiatry.
Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial Professor and a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted in this article on OxyContin.
This piece examines how federal agencies may have contributed to the opioid epidemic by poorly handling the intersection between drug treatment and mental health services. Mark McGovern, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is referenced here.
David Spiegel, the Jack, Samuel and Lulu Willson Professor in Medicine and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment in this article that examines the motives of mass shooters.
Jamie Zeitzer, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment in this article on using technology to improve sleep.
This piece highlights prominent biomedical awards and mentions a number of Stanford Medicine faculty who have been honored, including Karl Deisseroth, the D. H. Chen Professor and professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, who won the Fresenius Research Prize.
The Pioneer Award provides up to $3.5 million, dispensed over five years, to investigators at all career levels to pursue new research directions and develop groundbreaking, high-impact approaches to a broad area of biomedical or behavioral science. Recipient Amit Etkin, MD, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, researches the neural basis of mental disorders and their treatment. His overarching goal is to transform the diagnosis and treatment of various psychiatric ailments through neurobiology.
In this Q&A, Kaustubh Supekar, research scientist in the Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory, discusses a new study that found sex and age are tied to diagnoses of conditions associated with autism spectrum disorders such as schizophrenia and bowel disorders.
The Peninsula Health Care District, San Mateo Union High School District and Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing are collaborating on a comprehensive school-based mental health program serving 8,500 students at seven schools. This blog post, Connected Without Connecting! Social Media, Teens & Mental Health: Quick Tips for Parents, is the first in a series of guest blogs by Stanford - featuring Vicki Harrison, Manager for the Center for Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing.
In this piece, Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial Professor and a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, discusses how new policies have helped keep young people out of the criminal justice system.
Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial Professor and a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment in this piece on the U.S. opioid epidemic.
Stanford scholars Adam Miner, Arnold Milstein and Jeff Hancock examined the benefits and risks associated with this trend in a Sept. 21 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association. They discuss how technological advances now offer the capability for patients to have personal health discussions with devices like smartphones and digital assistants.
This piece chronicles Stanford Medicine's efforts to understand and combat physician burnout. Bryan Bohman, clinical professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, and Mickey Trockel, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, are mentioned here.
Jamie Zeitzer, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment in this article on using TV shows as a sleep aid.
In new research, a Stanford-led team has shown that early brain scans may help answer future-oriented questions about children with fragile X syndrome, the most common genetic cause of developmental disabilities and autism. Allan Reiss, the Howard C. Robbins Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a professor of radiology, and Jennifer Bruno, an instructor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, are quoted in this blog post.
A group of medical students, doctors and others met to discuss physician burnout during a small, informal workshop at Stanford Medicine X this past weekend. Marisa Albert, a program director at Stanford Children’s Health; Daniel Murphy, professor of pediatrics; Mickey Trockel, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences; and Tait Shanafelt are mentioned in this post.
Prescription painkillers that go unused or are not disposed of properly may contribute to the opioid epidemic by leaving them available for abuse by those who were not prescribed them. Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial Professor and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment here.
Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial Professor and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is featured in this podcast that examines the effects of legalizing marijuana.
In this piece, Keith Humphreys, discusses how legalization is dramatically lowering the cost of marijuana, allowing researchers to observe the correlation between price, legal status and consumption. Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences
Deaths from fentanyl, a synthetic opiate drug which is a powerful painkiller and tranquilizer, are increasing in Australia. Keith Humphreys provides comment in this piece.
The truth Initiative interviewed Dr. Matthew Kendra, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and Dr. Jodi Prochaska, associate professor of medicine, here at Stanford for an ad campaign focused on the tobacco industry and people with mental disorders. Watch the video for their interviews.
This opinion piece co-authored by Keith Humphreys discusses how a repeal of the Affordable Care Act would significantly reduce funding to combat opioid abuse. Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor and a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.
In Tonic (VICE.com), Carolyn Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Translational Therapeutics/Rodriguez Lab at Stanford University, discusses the devastating effects of OCD in patient’s lives and her research understanding how ketamine brings about rapid improvement in OCD symptoms. For more coverage:
Chatbots that can listen, learn and teach cognitive behavioral therapy to humans may be an effective tool to improve mental health and increase accessibility to mental health services. Kathleen Kara Fitzpatrick, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, who supervised a randomized control trial for one chatbot service, provides comment in this piece.
This article explores what might happen if the federal government declares the opioid epidemic a national emergency. Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
Researchers successfully cultivated a type of slow-maturing brain cell called an astrocyte in a dish. The work was led by Ben Barres, professor and chair of neurobiology, professor of developmental biology and of neurology and neurological sciences, and Sergiu Pasca, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. For more coverage:
In this piece, Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, examines why the federal government underestimates the number of heroin users.
This blog post written by Laila Soudi addresses the urgent, growing humanitarian crisis to support children and adolescent Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. Soudi is a clinical research coordinator in psychiatry and behavioral sciences.
New research published in JAMA Psychiatry shows that rates of high-risk drinking and alcohol use disorder in the U.S. have increased substantially since 2001 and constitute a public health crisis. This segment explored what may be driving Americans to drink more, what treatments are most effective and who’s most at risk. Anna Lembke, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic, was featured.
In this piece, Nathaniel Morris, a resident in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, discusses the need for additional information about the prevalence of suicide among U.S. physicians.
This piece references a 2016 Stanford study that showed distinct sections of the brain have altered activity and connectivity while someone is being hypnotized. David Spiegel, the Jack, Samuel and Lulu Willson Professor in Medicine and professor and associate chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, was the senior author of the research.
The current administration has declared the opioid crisis as a national emergency. This segment explored what that means for efforts to combat the epidemic in California where hospitals treat an opioid overdose once every 45 minutes. Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, was featured.
This editorial supports a proposal that requires California middle and high schools to adopt later start times, arguing that student performance and health should be the No. 1 priority. William Dement, the Lowell W. and Josephine Q. Berry Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus, is quoted here.
This piece considers the implications of declaring the opioid crisis a national emergency. Keith Humpreys provides comment here.
A new paper suggests that physician education could play a role in the opioid epidemic. Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, was not involved with the research but provides comment in this article.
This article compares the growing opioid epidemic in the United States to opioid use in other countries. Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and Anna Lembke, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic, provide comment here.
As opioid fatalities are rising, solutions are needed to curtail the epidemic and treat addiction. Keith Humphreys is referenced here.
Opioid abuse in Australia is less widespread in the U.S. Here, Keith Humphreys urges Australians to implement policies to ward off an epidemic.
In this piece, Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, discusses the efficacy of “24/7 Sobriety” program in South Dakota.
Anna Lembke, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic, provides comment in this piece that examines the use of technology as an alternative to opioids for pain management.
Carolyn Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Translational Therapeutics/Rodriguez Lab at Stanford University, has received the Gerald R. Klerman Prize Honorable Mention for outstanding clinical research achievement from Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF). Dr. Rodriguez was honored for her research showing an experiment drug called rapastinel may have the potential to relive OCD symptoms quickly and with few side effects. To hear more about Dr. Rodriguez’s discovery, listen to BBRF’s Webinar “Toward Rapid Acting Treatments for OCD.”
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that more than one-third of the adult population in the U.S. sleeps less than the recommended minimum of 7 hours each night. Emmanuel During, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and of neurology and neurological sciences, discusses sleep deprivation in this post.
Doctors are increasingly being held accountable when their patients overdose on opioid painkillers they prescribed. Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment in this article.
In this piece, Nathaniel Morris, a resident in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, addresses the stigmatization and negative stereotypes of inpatient psychiatric units.
Guest host Grace Won explores the difference between the male and female brain, and why this difference matters. Data is emerging about the role of hormones in brain structure and behavior, with surprising implications for our understanding of gender and disease. Nirao Shah, M.D., Ph.D. - Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences provides commentary.
Scientists have devised a new system that lets them watch human neurons grown in the lab find and form connections with their signaling partners, an essential process in developing human brains. The processing of “wiring up” is thought to go awry in a number of serious disorders, including autism, epilepsy and schizophrenia – but it’s hard to study. The new technique, published May 4 in Nature, focused on the connections formed by cells called interneurons.
This year’s Julius Axelrod Symposium was held to honor the recipient of the 2016 Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Julius Axelrod Prize, Dr. Robert Malenka. Over the last three decades, Malenka has made major discoveries that have laid the foundation for our understanding of the physiological properties, molecular mechanisms and functions of synaptic plasticity.
This article discusses how substance abuse is rampant in the food-and-beverage industry and how some popular food festivals are shifting toward sobriety-friendly activities for chefs. Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
Amit Etkin and his colleagues have measured brain activity in PTSD patients before and after psychotherapy and found that they could predict how well patients would respond to treatment. For more coverage:
This segment explored nicotine addiction and the reasons quitting is so challenging. Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is featured.
This article examines how health care policy changes could disproportionately hurt those addicted to opioids. Keith Humphreys is quoted here.
Treatment with the hormone oxytocin improves social skills in some children with autism, suggest results from a small clinical trial. The results appeared today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Karen Parker discusses the findings in the article.
Lynn Koegel, who developed an early intervention for autism that taps children’s own motivations, will begin work at the School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford on July 1. Antonio Hardan, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, chief of child and adolescent psychiatry and director of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic at Packard, is quoted in this announcement.
Sleep disturbances in young adults at risk for suicide can be a warning sign of worsening suicidal thoughts and behavior, according to new Stanford research. Senior author Rebecca Bernert, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted here and in an article from Medical News Today. For more coverage:
A new study has found more than half of opioid prescriptions are written for people with mood disorders including anxiety and depression, even though people with these disorders are more at risk for misusing opioids. Anna Lembke, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic, was not involved with the study but provides comment in this piece, which originally appeared on STAT News.
Clete Kushida, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and medical director of the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center, discussed this and the current state of sleep during this segment.
The June 2017 Stanford Mental Health Innovation Challenge (SMHIC), a two-day event for incoming tenth, eleventh and twelfth graders, brought together approximately 90 teens from more than 20 different high schools throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. The “hackathon-style” design sprint was aimed at deepening participants’ understanding of the mental health challenges that affect San Mateo and Santa Clara counties while developing innovative ideas to tackle these issues.
Important expression of appreciation and announcement: Chief, Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Clete Kushida has assumed responsibility as Chief of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Division of Sleep Medicine, effective May 1, 2017. For more of the announcement from Dr. Laura Roberts, please visit the link above.
A new technique for building a ‘brain in dish’ reveals how neurons move to their proper places during fetal development — and how that process may go awry in people with a genetic condition linked to autism. Dr. Sergiu Pasca is featured in this article.
This segment explored California start-ups delivering medical marijuana directly to customers. Anna Lembke, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic, was featured.
Forward to 19:20 for the coverage.
Legal and illegal drugs are killing more people than AIDS, yet U.S. drug policies are based on unproven assumptions about addiction. Stanford researchers say neuroscience findings could guide more effective policies and save lives. Dr. Rob Malenka and Dr. Keith Humphreys are featured.
Repealing the Affordable Care Act and cutting funding to Medicaid could worsen the opioid epidemic in the United States. Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted in this article.
Support for capital punishment is at a four-decade low among the American public and most states have abandoned the practice. However, it remains a key part of the criminal justice system in a handful of states, Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, writes in this post.
In this piece, Nathaniel Morris, a resident in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, reflects on the downside of modern medicine — not enough time for patients and too much time with electronic records and insurance requirements.
Rafael Pelayo, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment in this article about a podcast designed to treat insomnia.
This article explores the use of virtual reality as a pain management treatment. Kim Bullock, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is featured here.
As marijuana is increasingly decriminalized and mandatory addiction treatment is decreasing, evidence suggests that more people are voluntarily seeking treatment, Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, writes in this post.
Shashank Joshi, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted in this article about suicide prevention policies in California.
New research shows that healthy sleep patterns correlate with better grades for college students. Rafael Pelayo, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, who was not involved in the research, provides comment in this article.
Many regions hit hardest by the opioid epidemic are also increasingly affected by HIV, Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, writes in this post. At a summit today, public health experts will discuss the relationship between addiction and infectious disease and strategies to combat them both.
Pursuing parity: A new generation of female faculty is gathering data on why there should be more of them
This is a recent article in the spring issue of Stanford Medicine magazine about efforts to address gender disparities in academic medicine. The article features Laura Roberts, the Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor and chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.
In this 1:2:1 podcast, Carolyn Rodriguez, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, discusses her recent research on the use of ketamine by patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. She is working to determine why, in studies, the drug has provided relief from symptoms. Paul Costello, the medical school’s chief communications officer, is host. For more coverage:
This post highlights a recent article in the spring issue of Stanford Medicine magazine that explores the cognitive differences between men and women. The article features Nirao Shah, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and of neurobiology. For more coverage:
Many studies have focused on how surgery and chronic pain conditions lead to prescription opioid abuse. But even smaller, shorter doses of opioids carry risks. Anna Lembke, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic, provides comment in this article.
Nathaniel Morris, a resident in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted in this piece that addresses physician suicide and the persistent stigma surrounding mental health struggles.
This blog post highlights a recent Huffington Post piece in which Jessica Gold, resident in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, introduces a new series of essays addressing sexism in medicine.
- Opioid crisis: Pain patients pushed to the brink
- Brandi is terrified she'll fall back into addiction if Obamacare is repealed
- Unique lab studies mental health in Muslim communities
- Karl Deisseroth Takes Home Science’s Most Valuable Award
- NIMH Grantee Wins One of Science’s Most Coveted Prizes
- Karl Deisseroth Awarded Else Kröner Fresenius Prize for Medical Research
- Karl Deisseroth wins 4-million-euro Fresenius Research Prize
- White House dials back cuts to drug control office
- Can Virtual Reality Sessions Treat Chronic Pain?
- Rare form of autism shows unique pattern of regression
- Researcher investigates hallucinogen as potential OCD treatment
- ‘Special K’ finds market as costly off-label option to treat mental disorders
- New Drug Relieves OCD Symptoms Quickly and with Few Side Effects in Early Test
- MD Program Teaching Award Winners - Congratulations!
- Drug Use by State: 2017’s Problem Areas
- Twelve steps in the opiate epidemic
- 6 reasons your teen’s life is more stressful than your own
- Special mental health and media statement regarding the television series "13 Reasons Why"
- BMI, other patient factors help pinpoint best antidepressant
- Stanford Psychiatrists Take to the Stage
- 6 Expert-Backed Ways to Get Better Sleep
- Lecturer says pain is in the brain
- First molecular genetic evidence of PTSD heritability discovered
- Genetic evidence of PTSD risk
- The mysterious answer to my unrelenting insomnia
- Personalized psychiatry matches therapy to specific patients with depression
- Carolyn Rodriguez and Todd Gould receive Society of Biological Psychiatry 2017 A.E. Bennett Research Award
- Human brain in a dish: Stanford-grown cells fuse — and chat: This method for growing brain cells could unlock mysteries of autism and other disorders
- Stem cell-derived, 3D brain tissue reveals autism insights
- The new research that could show us how mental illnesses first develop in the brain
- Genetic Factors Raise Risk of PTSD After Trauma, Especially in Women
- Hidden Invaders: Infections can trigger immune attacks on kids’ brains, provoking devastating psychiatric disorders.
- 6th Annual Brain Mapping Day
- On addiction, psychiatric disorders and primary care: A Q&A with a Stanford clinical psychologist
- Q&A: Stanford psychiatrist on preventing teen suicide
- Can Rapastinel Offer Relief to Patients With Treatment-Resistant OCD?
- KCBS In Depth: The Opioid Epidemic
- Special delivery: Students organize to send letters of support to Syrian refugees
- Autism researchers seek teens, young adults for drug trial
- What to do when the price of cannabis drops like a bowling ball?
- 13 tips for getting a better night’s sleep with fibromyalgia
- When Hate Leads to Depression
- Study Compares 3 Different Treatments for Bipolar II Disorder
- Implementing Prop 64: New White Paper Sheds Light on Challenges of State’s New Marijuana Law
- TEDxStanford’s 'In the Moment' theme encourages reflection amidst tumult
- Scientists assemble working human forebrain circuits in a lab dish
- Assembly of functionally integrated human forebrain spheroids
- Human Forebrain Circuits Under Construction – in a Dish
- 'Minibrains' In A Dish Shed A Little Light On Autism And Epilepsy
- Brain in a bottle? Not quite, but watching the human brain develop in a dish is a big first step
- This is Trump’s plan to stop the opioid epidemic. It’s…underwhelming
- Strung out in suburbia: Opioid drug crisis hits the suburbs
- Luxury homes now come with separate master bedrooms for couples who want to sleep apart
- Best evidence yet that hypnotised people aren’t faking it
- American’s prison population is getting whiter
- How we doctors are failing our patients who drink too much
- Fathers, in addition to mothers, now sought for Stanford eating-disorder study
- 5 Questions: Steven Adelsheim on Santa Clara County youth suicide report
- Stanford enhances its focus on mental health
- Federal report affirms local work, points to ways to improve students' wellness, strengthen suicide-prevention efforts
- At Stanford event, researchers discuss health effects of racial discrimination
- An Ohio town is charging drug overdose survivors with “inducing panic”
- Is online therapy legit? What you need to know
- What Is Sleep Paralysis? 8 Facts About This Terrifying Phenomenon
- Americans use far more opioids than anyone else in the world
- WellnessCast™ Conversation with Dr. Anna Lembke, Chief of Addiction Medicine at Stanford
- The House’s Obamacare repeal bill would strand drug addicts without access to care
- GOP health-care bill would drop addiction treatment mandate covering 1.3 million Americans
- Trumpcare Would Make America's Opioid Epidemic Even Worse
- Repealing ACA Would Worsen Opioid Epidemic, Say Researchers
- “If it wasn’t for insurance, I wouldn’t be here”: how Obamacare’s end would worsen the opioid crisis
- Should we ‘tend and befriend’ in this stressful time?
- Special delivery: Letters of support to Syrian refugees
- Muslim and afraid – but not alone
- Travel ban, targeting of mosques trigger mental health concerns among California Muslims
- The imperfect healer
- Spectrum awards $1.74 million in pilot grants to 43 projects
- The mental health hack: Can a startup cure eating disorders?
- Announcing Big Ideas in Neuroscience Phase 2 Initiatives
- 10 Things Therapists Do When They’re Stressed By Politics
- In the Therapist’s Office, Trump Becomes a Hot Topic
- Mental illness and heart disease are often found in the same patients
- Gutting Obamacare Would Leave 3 Million Americans Without Drug Treatment
- Addressing kids’ mental health is our Jewish obligation
- Don’t let the snooze button make your morning harder
- Beyond time for later school day start for our students
- Brain attack: An explanation for a mental illness that strikes out of the blue
- Stress test
- EPFL-Stanford Exchange Program, funded by Firmenich
- The hidden link between autism and addiction
- The prescription pain pill epidemic: A conversation with Dr. Anna Lembke
- The real causes of the worst drug crisis in US history
- Prescription drugs: The epidemic of addiction in the U.S.
- Figuring out how to better help mentally ill before they land in jail
- The Chatbot Will See You Now
- The surprising reason why the prison population keeps shrinking
- Fear Of Deportation, Hate Crimes Reportedly Threaten Mental Health Of Young Californians
- Stanford researchers expand comparison of males and females with anorexia
- Rania Awaad, MD featured in the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies' annual newsletter Spotlight
- Who medically needs a pet? A psychiatry resident shares her perspective
- What an Obamacare Repeal Would Mean for Mental-Health Treatment
- Stanford University Study Dissects The Science of Hypnosis
- A ‘civil war’ over painkillers rips apart the medical community
- Deisseroth receives Harvey Prize in Human Health
- Sleep deprived suffer performance loss, according to new study
- Department faculty members receive national medical education awards - congratulations!
Congratulations to Dr. Shashank Joshi, recipient of the Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D., Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education, and Dr. Daniel Becker, recipient of the Irma Bland, M.D. Certificate of Excellence in Teaching Residents. Both awards are from the American Psychiatric Association.
- Stanford contributes to youth mental health care initiatives
- Shining a light on teen mental health
- Former Stanford Biodesign fellows working to combat night terrors
- Classy Classes: PSYC 83Q: ‘The Physiology of Addiction in the Modern World’
- The state of mental health services in California
- Mental Illness on the Silver Screen
- Neir Eshel Wins 2016 Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists
- Santa Clara County unveils ‘Pay for Success’ mental health plan
- What to do when “the most wonderful time of the year” doesn’t quite feel like it
- Psychiatry professor talks about election anxiety
- Maybe We Should Call Psychiatry Something Else: Research shows that changing the name could help reduce the stigma of mental illness
- A look at integrative medicine with Stanford’s David Spiegel
- What life is like after giving up the drink
- What Will Trump Do About the Opioid Epidemic?
- Stress 'changes brains of boys and girls differently'
- Robert Malenka Receives Julius Axelrod Prize
- Stanford partners with community to develop youth mental health center
- The marijuana-initiative blunder that could cost California millions of dollars
- More GABA in one brain region linked to better working memory
- Highly Cited Researchers in our Department -
Congratulations to our faculty members Robert Malenka, Vinod Menon, Karl Deisseroth, and Thomas Sudhof
- What Explains the Opioid Epidemic? Dr. Anna Lembke Discusses Her Recent Work, "Drug Dealer, MD"
- Podcast: Drug Dealer, MD: How physicians are fueling the opioid epidemic
- Drug Dealer, MD: A look at the opioid epidemic
- KQED radio: Addiction is an Illness, Not ‘a Moral Failing,’ Says Surgeon General
- KALW radio: City Visions: How doctors fueled the opioid epidemic
- Shortcuts to Addiction
- Shining a light on teen mental health
- Hawaii’s Roadblocks to Life-Saving Addiction Drugs
- Insulin resistance is key step toward the “3Ds”: diabetes, depression and dementia
- Psychiatry researcher studies mental health in refugee camps
- A quantitative study of brain activity using light sheet microscopy
- Personalised treatment for depression on the horizon: predicting response to antidepressants
- A game changer for the treatment of depression?
- Doctors Can Predict If Antidepressants Will Work For You
- 2 factors affect whether antidepressants will work for you — and scientists have finally put them together
- Will Antidepressants Work For You? There Will Soon Be A Test For That=
- Doctors Can Predict If Antidepressants Will Work For You
- Of recurring nightmares, dream jobs and brain-science brainiacs
- Of recurring nightmares, dream jobs and brain-science brainiacs
- How a mother's voice changes her baby's brain
- Update on Anorexia Treatment and Research
- Veteran’s Brains May Help Unlock PTSD Mysteries
- Opioids: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
*Dr. Anna Lembke at 16:02 into the video clip
- United Nations Women's International Forum - Lecture on understanding and preventing mood disorders, by Dr. Manpreet K. Singh
- Improved NIV guidelines would help neuromuscular patients' quality of life - Dr. Michello Cao speaks at the CHEST 2016
- White House Live: Medicine Responds To Addiction II -
Dr. Anna Lembke presents at 2:36:00.
- Investigators identify brain circuit that drives sleep-wake states
- Researchers Pinpoint Neurons That Cause and Maintain Wakefulness
- Little-known pro-painkiller group shaped policy amid drug epidemic
- Hoarding in the Time of Marie Kondo: When you’re a hoarder, everything “sparks joy.”
- Pokémon Go and tech addiction with behavioral scientist Elias Aboujaoude
- Can Virtual Reality Make You Sick? From nausea to pain relief, the effects of virtual reality on health are still being investigated
- From memories to addiction: A Q&A with Stanford neuroscientist Robert Malenka
- Stanford collaborates on Adolescent Mental Wellness Conference
- Deisseroth wins Massry Prize for pioneering optogenetics work
- Study identifies brain areas altered during hypnotic trances
- International Justice Day Round-Up II: Bemba, the Crime of Aggression, and More Justice for Chile
- Psychotherapists Gravitate Toward Those Who Can Pay
- Salehi lab wins 3rd place in the 2016 Art of Neuroscience competition
- At neuroscience summer camp, teens introduced to field of mental health
- To Diagnose Mental Illness, Read the Brain
- Stress and worker safety - What can safety pros do to address the issue?
- Ruth O’Hara honored with Cox Medal
- Awards honor outstanding teaching, patient care
- Santa Clara County commits $600K to youth mental-health center: Stanford leads fundraising efforts for new clinic
- Study finds differences in male, female brain activity when it comes to cooperation
- SBMT Elects a World-Renowned Psychiatrist-Neuroscientist as President to Promote and Advance Brain Health, Technology, Innovation and Research Issues for 2016-2017
- Early-Life Trauma May Predict Antidepressant Response in Adults With MDD
- Eating Disorders Program Video by APA TV
- Stanford research shows that different brain cells process positive and negative experiences
- Department faculty and trainees honored at annual APA meeting 2016
Dr. Allan Reiss received the Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Distinguished Career Achievement
Dr. Rona Hu received the APA Nancy Roeske Medical Student Teaching Award
Dr. Terence Ketter received the APA Irma Bland Award for Resident Teaching
Dr. Anthony Atwell (Adjunct Clinical Professor) received the APA Irma Bland Award for Resident Teaching
Dr. Shebani Sethi (PGY-3) received an award from the Association of Women Psychiatrists for her creativity and leadership
- Stanford to investigate using virtual reality for psychiatric treatment
- After suicide clusters, Palo Alto community searches for solutions
- KRON Channel 4 covers Lyme Disease Awareness Month
- Tracking autism: a social neuroscientist’s hunt for autism biomarkers
- Mom's voice activates many different regions in children's brains
- The career of Stanford sleep expert Emmanuel Mignot
- Scars of the past: Students explore agriculture and human conflict in Cambodia
- The CDC is investigating a cluster of teen suicides in Palo Alto
- Classy Classes: COMPMED 80N explores niches in animal behavior
- How the American Psychiatric Association wants to transform mental health care
- Q&A: Confidential Support Team offers ‘first stop’ for students impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence
- Dr. Laura Roberts will be new editor-in-chief of books for APA Publishing starting June 2016
- Low-risk drinking guidelines vary widely among countries
- In a crisis, Siri and Cortana may not have your back and Hey, Siri, I’m depressed
- Stanford psychiatry department to host interactive parent-ed event
- Stanford researchers out to conquer jet lag
- 3 Scientifically Proven Ways to Reduce Stress
- Dr. Athena Robinson Interview: KTVU Talks About Cultural Messages & Eating Disorders
- Opioid abuse among seniors: Stanford pain expert testifies on issue before U.S. Senate
- Creating the hacker experience: the TreeHacks Health vertical
- Brain waves: How neuroscience could determine your mental health treatment
- Help for Hoarding: An Interview with Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, PhD
- Cure for jet lag: a strobe light in the eyeballs while you sleep and Study finds possible new jet-lag treatment: Exposure to flashing light
- Stanford scientists uncover neural pathway responsible for opioid withdrawal
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