News Mentions for the week of November 13, 2023
Our faculty are often called upon to provide insight on current events and topics in the news.
Explore some of the articles that they have contributed to or been quoted in recently below.
- Med Page Today
Are Selfie-Related Deaths a Public Health Issue?
Experts say these deaths are increasing, and are highly preventable. Elias Aboujaoude, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
- Los Altos Town Crier
Caring for the caregivers: Book provides direction
Caring for a loved one is often exhausting, physically and mentally. Sometimes it’s the loneliest job in the world. It can seem like relief is nowhere to be found. Mental health providers are often ill-equipped to offer help. Are there solutions? Learn more in this article, featuring a new book coauthored by Dolores Gallagher Thompson, professor emerita of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.
- the Guardian
Anxious about the climate? These three tips from experts can help
Worrying about the future can be debilitating – here’s how you can turn apprehension into action. Britt Wray, instructor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
- Deseret News
Perspective: When pleasure-seeking makes you miserable
Is too much pleasure-seeking and immediate gratification leading Americans to more emotional suffering long-term? Anna Lembke, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
The Devastating Mental Health Effects of Islamophobia
Rania Awaad, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, discusses the harmful mental health implications of Islamophobia in this opinion essay for TIME.
Biden and Xi agree to curb fentanyl production
President Biden said Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday agreed to take steps to crack down on companies in China that produce chemical precursors for fentanyl. Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
- Deseret News
A human condition
An epidemic is raging from Seattle to Los Angeles, Las Vegas to Denver. Cities are overwhelmed with homelessness and addiction, which can overlap visibly on the streets. Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
- ABC listen
Why do I worry at night and how can I stop?
We think of night-time anxiety as an ‘unnatural inconvenience’. Actually, there’s an there’s an evolutionary reason for it. Rafael Pelayo, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment in this podcast interview.
- Medical News Today
Type 2 diabetes: How insufficient sleep can increase risk for women
Researchers say women who get insufficient sleep may experience an increase in insulin resistance, a change that can raise their risk of type 2 diabetes. Norah Simpson, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
- Stanford Medicine Magazine
AI explodes | Stanford Medicine magazine
The new issue of Stanford Medicine magazine explores the challenges and promise of artificial intelligence for medical care, research and education. Several articles mention department faculty and staff, including: "Reversing Depression: Magnetic stimulation redirects brain signals", "Teens and screens: How to safeguard young people’s well-being on social media" and "Poor memory linked to autism: Findings suggest broad memory impairment plays a part in disorder."
Seasonal affective disorder: Self-care tips to fight the winter blues
Seasonal affective disorder isn’t just about being sad in winter. It’s a type of depression that has to do with the lack of sunlight in late fall and winter, and self-care treatments can include light therapy. Jason Tucciarone, instructor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
- Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute: From Our Neurons to Yours
Why sleep keeps us young
In the latest episode of 'From Our Neurons to Yours,' they're talking about the neuroscience of sleep. Why is slumber so important for our health that we spend a third of our lives unconscious? Why does it get harder to get a good night's sleep as we age? And could improving our beauty rest really be a key to rejuvenating our bodies and our minds? To learn more, listen to this podcast, featuring Luis de Lecea, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.