Daniel Mason, Stanford psychiatrist and award-winning novelist speaks on his passion for literature and medicine.
How brain-wave data can refine psychiatric treatment choices
Brain wave data identifies two psychiatric subtypes and can predict best treatments for PTSD and depression, Stanford research shows.
The case for national paid maternity leave
Stanford psychiatrist Amy Alexander and colleagues report that women, children and society receive numerous benefits from 12 weeks of paid maternity leave.
Inspired by her sister’s resilience, psychiatrist aspires to instill hope in others
Stanford pediatric psychiatrist Manpreet Singh draws inspiration from her sister, as she strives to instill hope in people who feel hopeless.
New treatment offers relief from severe depression in small study
A new form of transcranial magnetic stimulation, devised by Stanford researchers, relieved 90% of study participants of their depression.
Embracing trauma survivors: A psychiatrist’s story
Stanford psychiatrist Shaili Jain chose to focus on trauma survivors after learning what happened to her father and grandparents in the 1940s.
Can Ecstasy be repurposed to catalyze the patient/psychotherapist bond?
Stanford researchers have teased apart the addictive and pro-social effects of MDMA -- suggesting the possibliity of a non-addictive therapy.
Internet privacy — it’s a matter of mental health
A Stanford psychiatrist argues that internet privacy is a mental health issue and an online bill of rights is needed in the U.S.
Genetic roots of psychiatric disorders clearer now thanks to improved techniques
A Stanford researcher explains that genome-wide association studies of psychiatric disorders are far more reliable than older, smaller genetic studies.
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.
Translating horror into justice: Stanford psychiatrist advocates for human rights
A Stanford interdisciplinary program provides evidence of the mental health pathology caused by trauma to legal teams prosecuting human rights violators.
Encountering a patient who hears voices
My classmate and I were walking back to the residents' workroom when we realized one of the psychiatry patients was trailing along behind us.
New Stanford study takes steps toward integrating brain imaging into psychiatric care
Leanne Williams, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford, envisions a time when a clinician can order a brain scan to help with …
“The places no one likes to talk about”: A Stanford resident reflects on the psych ward
The first time you visit a psych ward, it sticks with you, for the same reasons Stanford psychiatry resident Nathaniel Morris, MD, discusses in a thoughtful essay …