This challenge asks participants to recognize when negative thoughts are occurring and try to diffuse them when they turn worrisome or distracting.
Stanford psychologist Ian Gotlib is examining how depression develops and working to identify potential opportunities for intervention.
A small change in how patients learn to think about side effects of a food allergy treatment greatly reduces their anxiety, Stanford researchers found.
A study in Nature details a discovery with potential clinical significance for treating eating disorders such as anorexia. To make that discovery, Stanford researchers had to develop a "first-time-ever" way of teasing apart two separate but closely intertwined sets of identical-appearing neurons in the brain.
The benefits of mindfulness — touted as a panacea for a myriad of problems from anxiety to chronic pain — has come under some debate.
A Stanford News round-up includes a host of suggestions for sticking with your New Year's — or any self-improvement goal
Stanford's WELL for Life initiative is challenging you to practice the art of mindfulness for one week to promote self-care.
Emergency medicine physician Al’ai Alvarez discusses how he integrates gratitude into his daily life and its many widespread benefits.
A Stanford psychiatry resident discusses the peer-to-peer support programs available to Stanford’s medical students, which she helped create.
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.
Loss of autonomy is a major source of trauma, physicians say. A trauma-informed approach would benefit immigrant families and communities receiving them.
In a Health Affairs piece, a group of physician leaders discuss the importance of a chief wellness officer and provide guidance on how to integrate the job into health system leadership.
A recent NOVA episode focused on our country's addiction problem and highlighted the work of numerous researchers.
A team of economists have examined the importance of location and opioid prevalence to help tease out the relative importance of supply in the epidemic.