News Mentions for the week of September 25, 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 contributed to or been quoted in recently.
- News Center - Stanford Medicine
Impact of genes linked to neurodevelopmental diseases found
Combining two cutting-edge technologies, researchers revealed the impact of a multitude of genes that are associated with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, but whose effects on human brain development were previously unknown. Sergiu Pasca, the Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Professor II of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, senior author, and lead author Xiangling Meng, postdoctoral scholar, are featured.
- CBS News
San Francisco Mayor London Breed proposes drug treatment mandate for cash assistance
Residents of the city and county of San Francisco with addiction problems who receive cash assistance would be required to undergo treatment to continue receiving payments under a new proposal from Mayor London Breed. Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
Council Post: Rethinking The Lazy Girl Versus The Girl Boss—And Changing The Conversation At Work
The celebration of female empowerment and success is crucial, but let’s not constrain ourselves with false dichotomies. Sarah Adler, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, writes this Forbes article.
- Yahoo Life
Sleep disorders can make life very tricky. Here's what parasomnias are — and how to treat them.
Experts explain what parasomnias are and treatment options. Rafael Pelayo, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
- Popular Mechanics
This WWII-Era Military Sleep Method Could Help You Nod Off in Just 2 Minutes
Insomniacs—you need to give this a try. This method explains how the U.S. Army pilots in World War II relaxed and fell asleep in just 10 minutes. Jamie Zeitzer, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
- Psychology Today
Rights of Individuals with Autism Do Not Depend on Reading or Writing Ability
Individuals are too often pressured to demonstrate "neurotypical" abilities. A new book co-authored by Lynn Kern Koegel, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is mentioned.
- San Francisco Chronicle
Gavin Newsom led on legal marijuana. Is he behind the curve on psychedelics?
This article discusses the San Francisco state proposal to decriminalize psilocybin, aka magic mushrooms. Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, provides comment.
- WINK News
Fentanyl: the new face of the opioid epidemic
The CDC said synthetic opioids like fentanyl kill more than 150 people every day, and it doesn't take much to be fatal. Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted on the subject.