News Mentions for the week of July 17, 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.
- The Global Herald
Islamic Roots of Modern Psychology | Centre Stage
In this episode of Centre Stage, Rania Awaad, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, explores modern psychology concepts in Islamic tradition, modern psychology and spirituality, and psychology in traditional Islamic medical literature.
- KCBS Radio
Sleep expert answers your questions on 'sleep divorce,' snoring and more
Sleeping in separate bedrooms is not always an indication of relationship issues; in fact, a new study by American Academy of Sleep Medicine shows that more than a third of Americans sleep separately from their partners on purpose, a trend so popular it’s coined the name "sleep divorce. For more on this, KCBS Radio news anchors Eric Thomas and Margie Shafer spoke to Rafael Pelayo, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.
- The Messenger
Marijuana Legalization can be 'Really Devastating' for Teens and Children: Stanford Expert
The drug’s use has widely increased since the COVID pandemic. Smita Das, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, says that many young people using the drug may not understand the risks they are undertaking.
- The San Francisco Standard
Drug More Powerful than Fentanyl Found in San Francisco
A drug called fluoro fentanyl, which is believed to be up to five times more powerful than fentanyl in some cases, has infiltrated the supply of drugs in San Francisco, a report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has confirmed. Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
- Yahoo Life
988 launched as a mental health alternative to 911 a year ago. Here's how the hotline is working to reach more people.
In 2022, 988 was launched as a free mental health crisis hotline. One year later, here's how it's doing. Rebecca Bernert, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
- Washington Post
Five ways to sleep better during a heat wave without blasting the AC
Here are five tips to help you sleep better on hot nights. Rafael Pelayo, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
- New York Post
Most Tinder users are in relationships or married: ‘Game of deception’
If it feels like you’re striking out rather than hitting a home run, dating app users might be just playing with your head. About half of 1,300-some Tinder users, who took part in a survey, aren’t actually looking for love — in fact, singletons admitted to using the app for pure entertainment. Elias Aboujaoude, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
- Verywell Health
Here's How to Trick Your Brain Into Avoiding Jet Lag
Long-distance flights that zip across time zones can leave passengers feeling groggy and fatigued. To quell jet lag on its international flights, the Australian airline Qantas is redesigning parts of the inflight experience to help passengers feel a bit fresher when they arrive at their destination. Will it work? Rafael Pelayo, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
What Does 'Mind-Blindness' Mean—and How Does It Hurt Kids with Autism?
The 'double empathy problem' explains the way children with autism communicate with neurotypical friends and family much more accurately. Karen Parker, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.