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Rania Awaad uses her training in psychiatry and Islamic law to address the health needs of Muslims at Stanford and throughout the Bay Area.

Rania Awaad uses her training in psychiatry and Islamic law to address the health needs of Muslims at Stanford and throughout the Bay Area.

Humans' big brains may increase the risk of psychiatric disorders. Stanford researchers identify previously hidden DNA region that could be to blame.

Humans' big brains may increase the risk of psychiatric disorders. Stanford researchers identify previously hidden DNA region that could be to blame.

Shashank Joshi discusses the impact of a proactive attitude towards mental health awareness and mental illness treatment, and why mental health in schools is key for student engagement and learning in this podcast.

Shashank Joshi discusses the impact of a proactive attitude towards mental health awareness and mental illness treatment, and why mental health in schools is key for student engagement and learning in this podcast.

Stanford's Laila Soudi is documenting her experience among Syrian refugees in the Middle East, where she and her team seek to not only listen, but empower refugees at the border.

Stanford's Laila Soudi is documenting her experience among Syrian refugees in the Middle East, where she and her team seek to not only listen, but empower refugees at the border.

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Phobias are a form of anxiety disorder, but can be alleviated by therapy, Stanford's Carolyn Rodriguez and other experts say in this article.

Phobias are a form of anxiety disorder, but can be alleviated by therapy, Stanford's Carolyn Rodriguez and other experts say in this article.

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Low levels of a substance, acetyl-L-carnitine, in the blood are associated with depression. Could this "mood mirror" be a cure for the blues?

Low levels of a substance, acetyl-L-carnitine, in the blood are associated with depression. Could this "mood mirror" be a cure for the blues?

The Supreme Court upheld the travel ban, making it a challenge for refugees and others who had hoped to travel, or live, in the U.S.

The Supreme Court upheld the travel ban, making it a challenge for refugees and others who had hoped to travel, or live, in the U.S.

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New Stanford research is clarifying the powerful role played by the mind in pain, health, social settings, education and more.

New Stanford research is clarifying the powerful role played by the mind in pain, health, social settings, education and more.

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An upcoming Stanford conference will focus on bridging cultural and generational divides to better address youth mental health needs.

An upcoming Stanford conference will focus on bridging cultural and generational divides to better address youth mental health needs.

Stanford psychiatry resident Nathaniel Morris describes what it’s like to treat patients in the hospital after an attempted suicide.

Stanford psychiatry resident Nathaniel Morris describes what it’s like to treat patients in the hospital after an attempted suicide.

Stanford psychiatry professor for gives advice on how to cope with the new normal of school lockdown and active-shooter drills.

Stanford psychiatry professor for gives advice on how to cope with the new normal of school lockdown and active-shooter drills.