Stanford researcher finds that inpatient psychiatric care helps long-term recovery rates for people with both mental illness and addiction.
Meditation can counter mental stress on college campuses, experts say
Practicing meditation can alleviate mental stress and anxiety on college campuses, especially during the pandemic, Stanford experts say.
Navigating cancer as a young adult: ‘I’m trying to figure out who I am’
Teens and young adults with cancer face biological and psychosocial challenges distinct from those of other cancer patients.
How a psychologist aids health technology innovation
Stanford psychologist Douglas Rait helps groups of Stanford Biodesign Innovation fellows hone their ability to work as a team, fueling their projects.
Testing infants’ blood may predict psychological health, study finds
Stanford study show the levels of cholesterol and fat in an infant’s blood can predict that child’s social and emotional development.
Angry? Or calm and collected? Your intentions may be responsible
Emotions, once thought to be unconcious and automatic, are highly influenced by motivations and intention, new Stanford research shows.
Study shows that having genetic information can affect how the body responds
New Stanford research found that knowing your genetic make-up can affect how your body responds and potentially affect your risk for certain conditions.
Focusing on psychological treatment for patients with pain
Stanford Medicine pain psychologist Beth Darnall wants to see psychology incorporated into pain treatment. She discusses that in a new interview.
Doctor’s reassurance can make patients feel better, study finds
A new study by Stanford researchers finds patients' allergic reactions dissipated more quickly when they were offered assurance by a doctor.
To help patients quash pain, researcher develops practical guide for health care providers
In a new book, Stanford pain psychologist Beth Darnall offers practical tools for health care providers to help their patients reduce pain.
Clearing up misconceptions about phobias
Phobias are a form of anxiety disorder, but can be alleviated by therapy, Stanford's Carolyn Rodriguez and other experts say in this article.
Precision health and growth mindsets at Childx
Yesterday was a packed day at the third Childx conference at Stanford, with sessions covering everything from the biology of brain tumors to the ethics of gene editing and the economic shifts affecting the American dream.
New book offers strategies to address emotional and binge eating
To broaden access to proven strategies for treating eating disorders, Stanford specialists have published a book to help those struggling with the disease.
Awe, anxiety, joy: Researchers identify 27 categories for human emotions
Scores of words describe the wide range of emotions we experience. And as we grasp for words to describe our feelings, scientists are similarly struggling …
Mindset about personal activity correlated with lifespan, new Stanford research shows
The mind is a powerful thing — a simple thought can have an immediate physiological effect. For instance, just thinking about something stressful can make …
Like or dislike? Brain scans reveal source of initial preferences
Just seconds into an interview with a potential babysitter, I had already formed a slightly unfavorable opinion. She had excellent reviews — five stars across …