Topic List : Mental Health
Ioannidis on antidepressant efficacy
In a highly comprehensive meta-analysis of more than 500 clinical trials, researchers from around the world have drawn conclusions about the efficacy of 21 different antidepressants.
Autism research funds awarded
Three Stanford psychiatry researchers have been awarded $2.5 million to investigate patients with autism who also have enlarged brains, a condition known as megalencephaly.
New guidelines for PANS/PANDAS
Stanford clinicians helped develop the first clinical guidelines for treating pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, a psychiatric problem linked to brain inflammation.
Initiative for brain health launched
Brainstorm’s first event featured a competition between researchers who designed virtual-reality products for diagnosing and treating mental illness.
DACA and children’s mental health
Children with mothers eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program suffer from lower rates of anxiety and adjustment disorders than those with mothers who lack DACA eligibility.
Excitation-inhibition imbalance in autism
Stanford researchers used advanced lab technologies to show, in mice, that symptoms of autism can be countered by reducing the ratio of excitatory to inhibitory neuronal firing in the forebrain.
Brain activity predicts therapy efficacy
Stanford researchers measured brain activity in PTSD patients before and after psychotherapy and found that they could predict how well patients would respond to treatment.
Prominent autism researcher joins Stanford
Lynn Koegel, who developed an early intervention for autism that taps children’s own motivations, began work at the School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital this month.
Which autistic kids does oxytocin help?
The brain hormone may help treat social impairments in children with autism whose baseline oxytocin levels are low before treatment, according to new Stanford findings.
Sleep problems linked to more suicidal thoughts
Among young adults at risk for suicide, highly variable sleep patterns may augur an increase in suicidal symptoms, independent of depression, a study from Stanford has found.