News Mentions for the week of October 16, 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.
- Ei, Doc!
Designing Youth Mental Health Services - with Dr. Steven Adelsheim
In this recent "Ei, Doc!" podcast, Steven Adelsheim, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, shares important information about the US effort to implement the headspace model of mental health early intervention for young people ages 12-25 based in Australia.
- Healthier, Happy Lives - Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Blog
How to Talk to Your Children About the Conflict in Israel and Gaza -
Experts say it's important to engage in conversations about the violence your child has seen or heard and how it makes them feel. Hilit Kletter, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides some advice in this post.
- News Center - Stanford Medicine
Ketamine’s effect on depression may hinge on hope
In an unusual trial, Stanford Medicine researchers found that a patient’s belief that they had received ketamine, even if they didn’t, could improve their depression. Alan Schatzberg, the Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted along with other lead study team members in the Department of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, in this article.
Bike riding in middle school may boost mental health, study finds
The mental health benefits of exercise are well-documented. And anyone who's lived through middle school knows those years can be particularly challenging. The new study comes at a time when research shows that youths across the U.S. are struggling with mental health. Allan Reiss, the Howard C. Robbins Professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment
- Scope Blog - Stanford Medicine
Unconventional Paths: How archeology inspired a path to family medicine
Bright Zhou learned from an interest in studying ancient DNA how storytelling is at the root of good family medicine. A paper that Zhou and Alan Louie, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, wrote together on culturally reflective medicine is mentioned.
- News Center - Stanford Medicine
Virtual reality helps people with hoarding disorder practice decluttering
A first-of-its-kind study by Stanford Medicine researchers lets patients practice letting go of treasured objects in simulations of their own homes. Carolyn Rodriguez, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and senior author of the study, is quoted. For more on this study, watch this 90 seconds episode.
- Stanford Medcast
Episode 70: Opioid Crisis Mini-Series - Origin, Potency, and Treatment Strategies
Join Stanford Medcast for an in-depth and informative discussion on the opioid crisis, featuring Anna Lembke, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. This crucial dialogue encompasses a wide range of topics aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of the opioid crisis and its multifaceted challenges.
- Stanford University School of Engineering
The future of neuroscience: Karl Deisseroth sheds light on the inner workings of the brain
Karl Deisseroth, the D. H. Chen professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, discusses the transformational research techniques that shape our understanding of the brain on this episode of "The Future of Everything."
- Undark Magazine
How Iron-Clad Is the Iron Law of Prohibition?
Critics of the war on drugs say that as law enforcement goes up, drugs get more potent. Some experts call that "bogus." Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
- National Geographic
This is why getting scared can feel so good
Experts weigh in on the biological and psychological response that makes fear pleasurable. David Spiegel, the Jack, Lulu, and Sam Willson Professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and Elias Aboujaoude, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, are quoted.
- ABC7 San Francisco
SFPD may consider new 'lasso tool' to detain non-violent suspects. Here's how it works
It sounds like a gun shot, but there's no bullet - it's actually more like a lasso. And it's already being used in more than a dozen Bay Area law enforcement agencies. Lawrence Fung, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.