News Mentions for the week of February 27, 2023
Our experts are often called upon to provide insight on current events and topics in the news. Here are some of the articles Stanford Psychiatry faculty have been interviewed for in recent weeks.
- Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute - From Our Neurons to Yours
Respect your biological clock
We've probably all heard of circadian rhythms, the idea that our bodies have biological clocks that keep track of the daily cycle, sunrise to sunset. Maybe we've even heard that it's these biological rhythms that get thrown off when we travel across time zones or after daylight savings. So on one hand, it's cool that our body keeps track of what time it is, but today our question is just how important are our circadian rhythms to our health and wellbeing? Do we need to be paying attention to these daily rhythms and what happens if we don't? "From Our Neurons to Yours" podcast team discusses this topic with Erin Gibson, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.
- News Center - Stanford Medicine
A racing heart drives anxiety behavior in mice, Stanford Medicine researchers find
Using pulses of light to control heart rate, Stanford Medicine researchers investigate a long-standing mystery about how physical states influence emotions. Karl Deisseroth, the D. H. Chen professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is featured along with co-authors Brian Hsueh, a graduate student, and Ritchie Chen, a postdoctoral fellow, both in Deisseroth’s lab.
- CBS News
Kids in Crisis: Gradually returning your child to the post-pandemic school
Shea Fedigan, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is intereviewed in this news segment on a slow and steady approach to return your child to the post pandemic school environment.
- Fortune Well
5 mental tricks to make exercise a habit that sticks
These tactics can help you break out of a self-defeating cycle and create a long-lasting commitment to fitness. David Spiegel, the Jack, Lulu, and Sam Willson Professor and associate chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
- Middle East Eye
Turkey-Syria earthquake: The mental health impact of natural disaster
MEE speaks to mental health specialists on the psychological impact of events like the earthquake in Turkey. Rania Awaad, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is interviewed.
- Scope Blog - Stanford Medicine
Seven women from Stanford Medicine share their passion for advocacy work outside of their roles, and why it matters to them. Rania Awaad, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and Rona Hu, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, are featured.
- The Art of Manliness
How to Do a Dopamine Reset
Has life been feeling flat? Do you not get the same pleasure from activities you once enjoyed? Is it feeling harder to get motivated to do things? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might consider doing a dopamine reset. Anna Lembke, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, talks with "The Art of Manliness" podcast team.
- CBS News
Kids in Crisis: Warning signs of mental illness
Victor Carrion, the John A. Turner, M.D. professor and vice chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, discusses how doctors diagnose mental illness in children, how it's treated, and what parents can do if their child may be experiencing mental health issues.
- CBS News
Kids in Crisis: Should you keep your pre-teen off social media
Bradley Zicherman, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is interviewed in this news segment on when children should be allowed to use social media.