News Mentions for the week of January 29, 2024

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  • The Scientist Magazine®

    Researchers CHOOSE Organoids to Investigate Neurodevelopment

    A 3D variation of pooled CRISPR screens could connect the dots between autism spectrum disorder genetics and cell fate pathways in the developing brain. Sergiu Pasca, the Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Professor II of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and Bonnie Uytengsu and Family Director of the Stanford Brain Organogenesis Program, is mentioned.

  • NY Times

    San Francisco’s “Pro-Drug Culture”

    The city’s addiction crisis has worsened quickly — and culture is a big factor. Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.

  • Study Finds

    Is Your Smartphone Making You Hyperactive? The Link Between Technology and Adult ADHD

    StudyFinds explains what may be driving more cases of ADHD among adults. Elias Aboujaoude, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.

  • SingTao Daily News


    After a tragedy involving Chinese-American or Chinese people, Chinese language media and social media often have difficulty finding culturally appropriate information about mental health. Rona Hu, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, was interviewed live in Mandarin for the Singapore-based SingTao Daily News and on their talk show and news program "Forefront." Dr. Hu cleared up some common misconceptions about mental health in order to decrease stigma and increase the likelihood of seeking help when needed.

  • Washington Post

    Opinion | 10 tips to cut back your alcohol use

    Excessive alcohol use has enormous health risks. Here are some ideas to help reduce your drinking. Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.

  • OPB

    Patients say keto helps with their mental illness. Science is racing to understand why

    It's not just for weight loss. Patients and doctors alike are having success using the diet for illnesses like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. And research is taking off. Shebani Sethi, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is interviewed.

  • SciTechDaily

    The Paradox of Need: Stanford Scientists Shed New Light on Decision-Making

    Making choices can be difficult. We often face dilemmas where selecting one option means missing out on another. This concept applies to everyone, including a hungry mouse, where every bit of food matters. But what if the stakes are higher than just picking between tiny food scraps and a piece of cheese? Stanford researchers investigated how mice resolve conflicts between basic needs in a study recently published in the journal Nature. Ethan Richman, lead author of the paper, and colleagues in the departments of Biology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Bioengineering explored why. This work builds on years of collaboration between co-senior authors Karl Deisseroth, the D.H. Chen Professor at Stanford Medicine, and Liqun Luo, the Ann and Bill Swindells Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences.

  • ABC News

    All-New ‘20/20’ Features Deep Dive Into the Dee Dee and Gypsy-Rose Blanchard Story

    For over a decade, Gypsy-Rose Blanchard lived in a wheelchair and allegedly suffered from multiple medical issues, including leukemia, seizures and muscular dystrophy. In a case that reverberated across the nation, experts revealed that this was likely a case of Munchausen by proxy. Mary Sanders, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is interviewed in the episode.

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