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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.

Laila Soudi is documenting her experience traveling among Syrian refugees in the Middle East as part of the Stanford Refugee Research Project.

Laila Soudi is documenting her experience traveling among Syrian refugees in the Middle East as part of the Stanford Refugee Research Project.

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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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A Stanford pediatric trauma expert discusses children's separation from their parents at the border and shares how childhood trauma can harm the brain.

A Stanford pediatric trauma expert discusses children's separation from their parents at the border and shares how childhood trauma can harm the brain.

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.

Social media, unlike memoirs, can problematically create an image of a sanitized, perfect existence that is removed from real lives, Jacqueline Genovese writes.

Social media, unlike memoirs, can problematically create an image of a sanitized, perfect existence that is removed from real lives, Jacqueline Genovese writes.

With the newly-established Center for Precision Mental Health and Wellness at Stanford, Leanne Williams plans to deepen and broaden her research connecting brain function and mental health and bring those discoveries to patients.

With the newly-established Center for Precision Mental Health and Wellness at Stanford, Leanne Williams plans to deepen and broaden her research connecting brain function and mental health and bring those discoveries to patients.