Autism hinders grasp of vocal emotion
Children with autism have trouble identifying emotional tones because of differences in a brain region that processes social information, a Stanford Medicine study found.
Older, younger kids equally OK with phones
Stanford Medicine researchers did not find a connection between the age children acquired their first cell phone and their sleep patterns, depression symptoms or grades.
Psychiatrist Hans Steiner dies at 76
The Stanford Medicine psychiatrist was an expert in the development of psychopathologies and a beloved mentor to many.
Shebani Sethi on metabolic psychiatry
A specialist in psychiatry and obesity describes how metabolic disorders affect the brain and how nutrition can help patients with mental illness.
An evening to celebrate queer joy
An Evening of Queer Joy, formerly known as the LGBTQ+ Forum, showcases the spectrum of emotions experienced by queer people.
Drug eases opioid withdrawal in babies
In a new clinical trial, Stanford Medicine researchers found that a commonly used anti-nausea drug could reduce the severity of opioid withdrawal in newborns.
Humphreys wins queen’s award
The Stanford Medicine professor, internationally known for his research on addiction treatment and contributions to public policy, also received an award from the Veterans Administration.
Parents’ PTSD after child’s medical trauma
Nearly half of parents with a child who received an implantable device to correct abnormal heart rhythms met criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder, a Stanford Medicine-led study found.
Physicians feel more unaccomplished
In what authors believe to be the largest study of its kind, Stanford Medicine researchers found that imposter syndrome is more prevalent in physicians than in other U.S. workers.
Epilepsy linked to mood symptoms in pregnancy
Stanford-led study gives new insight into how epilepsy, pregnancy and symptoms of mood disorders interact.
Malenka on psychedelic drugs and disorders
Robert Malenka’s early research on the molecular mechanisms underlying memory and learning has led to an understanding of their role in psychiatric disorders including addiction, depression and autism spectrum disorder.
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