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

  • Emotional-wellness tool for health care workers

    Stanford Medicine psychologists have created a free mental health resource that health care workers, and anyone, can access online for emotional support.

  • Report on opioid crisis calls for action

    The opioid epidemic is projected to claim 1.22 million U.S. lives this decade without new efforts to stem the crisis, according to a report that traces the roots of the problem and offers in-depth solutions.

  • Hormone treatment for transgender teens

    Transgender adults who started gender-affirming hormone therapy as teens had better mental health than those who waited until adulthood or wanted the treatment but never received it, a Stanford-led study found.

  • Helping autistic job seekers

    Psychiatrist Lawrence Fung expanded his autism research into developing a program that helps those on the spectrum find jobs.

  • Study: New depression treatment effective

    In a double-blind controlled study, high doses of magnetic brain stimulation, given on an accelerated timeline and individually targeted, caused remission in 79% of trial participants with severe depression.


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