News Mentions for the week of March 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.
What to know about the first over-the-counter opioid overdose antidote approved by the FDA
Narcan, a nasal spray, could help prevent surging drug overdoses. Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
- CBS News
How to talk to children about school shootings
Steven Adelsheim, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and Director for Stanford Medicine Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing, provides tips on how to have conversations with your kids about mass shootings at schools, including the latest tragedy in Nashville.
- Deseret News
How breath work can help calm your kids
A new study shows 5 minutes of breath work is more effective than mindfulness meditation. These exercises work for children, too. David Spiegel, Willson Professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
- Psychiatry XR Podcast
VR For Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans & Lessons on Healthcare Leadership
Kim Bullock, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, welcomes guest Maheen Mausoof Adamson on this Psychiatry XR episode. Listen to hear more about Dr. Adamson's career, how she first got involved in using virtual reality to diagnose and treat traumatic brain injury in Veteran patients, and key leadership skills to push the field of behavioral health forward.
- Stanford Children's Health - Healthier, Happy Lives Blog
How to Talk to Children About Mass Shootings
Parents may be wondering how to have a conversation with their kids after news of multiple mass shootings. Victor Carrion, the John A. Turner, M.D. professor and vice chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and Hilit Kletter, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provide some advice.
- ABC7 San Francisco
Powerful animal tranquillizer can make fentanyl even deadlier, DEA says
"One pill. One time. It can kill you." The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning about a powerful animal tranquilizer being mixed into fentanyl making it even more deadly. Anna Lembke, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
Online communities can help with loneliness — to a point
A new episode from APM's mental health initiative “Call to Mind" explores how loneliness affects mental and physical health, and how meeting an online community offline can help. Elias Aboujaoude, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is interviewed.
- The People's Pharmacy
Visual Thinking and the Value of Neurodiversity
People who use visual thinking may detect overlooked problems. In this episode, Dr. Temple Grandin promotes including them in projects. Lawrence Fung, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is also interviewed.
Eating Disorders And Ramadan: Debunking The Myths, Mechanisms To Cope
For many, Ramadan is one of the most spiritual and highly anticipated times of the year, but it can also be a very challenging time for Muslims grappling with an eating disorder. Rania Awaad, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, writes this piece with colleagues.