Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences strives to promote new discoveries and understand well-being and mental health across the lifespan using insights from clinical and fundamental neuroscience.  Clinicians engage in multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary efforts that are uniquely possible at Stanford University.


Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences News

  • Older, younger kids equally OK with phones

    Stanford Medicine researchers did not find a connection between the age children acquired their first cell phone and their sleep patterns, depression symptoms or grades.

  • Psychiatrist Hans Steiner dies at 76

    The Stanford Medicine psychiatrist was an expert in the development of psychopathologies and a beloved mentor to many.

  • Shebani Sethi on metabolic psychiatry

    A specialist in psychiatry and obesity describes how metabolic disorders affect the brain and how nutrition can help patients with mental illness.

  • An evening to celebrate queer joy

    An Evening of Queer Joy, formerly known as the LGBTQ+ Forum, showcases the spectrum of emotions experienced by queer people.

  • Drug eases opioid withdrawal in babies

    In a new clinical trial, Stanford Medicine researchers found that a commonly used anti-nausea drug could reduce the severity of opioid withdrawal in newborns.


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