Although sparked by trauma, PTSD has a genetic component as well, which can influence what therapy is most successful and provide other insights.
Stanford graduate student Francis Aguisanda shares his struggles with mental illness in this piece, which he wrote to let others know they are not alone.
An anti-smoking ad campaign featuring a woman with depression helps smokers with mental health conditions attempt to quit.
Stanford Medicine pain psychologist Beth Darnall wants to see psychology incorporated into pain treatment. She discusses that in a new interview.
In this interview, Stanford psychiatrist and novelist Daniel Mason reflects on the intersections between writing and psychiatry.
Researchers found a strong correlation between the density of legal gun sellers — particularly pawnshops — in a state and firearm-related suicide rates.
Ketamine, a promising new treatment for depression, works through the brain's opioid system, Stanford study finds, defying long held beliefs.
Rania Awaad uses her training in psychiatry and Islamic law to address the health needs of Muslims at Stanford and throughout the Bay Area.
In a new book, Stanford pain psychologist Beth Darnall offers practical tools for health care providers to help their patients reduce pain.
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.
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.
Phobias are a form of anxiety disorder, but can be alleviated by therapy, Stanford's Carolyn Rodriguez and other experts say in this article.
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?
New Stanford research suggests that global warming is likely to lead to an increase in suicide rates in the United States and Mexico.
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.