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Tag: Psychiatry & Mental Health
New visions for mental health care
Researchers, policy makers, clinicians and others convened to discuss new approaches and innovations to improve mental health care.
Ask Me Anything: Neuroscience with Andrew Huberman
Andrew Huberman joins Stanford Medicine in an Ask Me Anything featuring topics such as human behavior and neuroscience.
Investigating psychiatric illnesses of mass shooters
Researchers did a study on the mental health of mass shooters in the United States, finding most suffer from an untreated mental illness.
Youngsters with ADHD often don’t receive best treatment
Families of young kids with ADHD should get parenting-skills therapy before other treatments, but this happens infrequently, a study found.
Q&A: Shining a light on Muslim mental health in America
Stanford Medicine researchers collect data to better understand the state of mental heath in Muslim communities.
Neuroscientist’s book traverses the extremes of human behavior
Stanford bioengineer, neuroscientist and psychiatrist Karl Deisseroth has written a new book -- and it’s not a ‘science book.’
Pot commercialization tied to self-harm by younger men, study suggests
Suicide attempts and other self-harm may increase among men under the age of 40 in states that allow recreational use of marijuana, particuarly those with for-profit dispensaries, Stanford study suggests.
Inside the brain: How cellphones lead to distracted driving
We know that cellphones distract drivers. But now, Stanford Medicine researchers have brain imagery and driving metrics to show how.
Risk of suicide is much higher among handgun owners, study says
A comprehensive Stanford study of data on California gun sales and first-time gun owners shows a link between suicides and handgun ownership.
Suicide and hope: A podcast discussion
In a recent 1:2:1 podcast, host Paul Costello talks with suicidologist Rebecca Bernert about suicide prevention and risk factors, including sleep problems.
Tips for discussing suicide on social media — A guide for youth
New guidelines offer teens and young adults practical tips on how to safely and constructively interact on social media about suicide.
Suicide and other “deaths of despair” are vexing, but preventable, speakers say
At a recent Stanford Health Policy Forum, researchers Anne Case and Rebecca Bernert discussed suicide in the United States.
The heartbeat seat: Demoing new well-being technologies in a car
As part of a writer's reporting for a magazine story, she tested out new technology that's meant to keep drivers more relaxed.
Could I really be the only one struggling? A graduate student opens up about mental health
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.
Using technology to make commuters not-so-fast and not-so-furious
Robots, virtual meditation and steering wheels that sense stress are all part of a researcher's plan to create an environment that enhances your well-being.