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In the fluid around the brain, low levels of a hormone called vasopressin are linked to low social ability in monkeys and to autism in children, Stanford scientists have found.
Pinpoint stimulation of a cluster of nerve cells in the brains of mice encouraged timid responses to a perceived threat, whereas stimulation of an adjacent cluster induced boldness and courage.
New research published today in Science Translational Medicine shows that a hormone called vasopressin, which affects social behavior, may be a good autism biomarker.
Stanford researchers set out to test a seminal theory of Parkinson’s disease and several related conditions. What they found is more complex than anyone had imagined.
In a JAMA opinion piece, Gary Peltz and Tom Sudhof argue for policymakers and health leaders to combat opioid addictions early.
An upcoming Stanford conference will focus on bridging cultural and generational divides to better address youth mental health needs.
Stanford psychiatry resident Nathaniel Morris describes what it’s like to treat patients in the hospital after an attempted suicide.
Reward centers in the brains of children and teenagers who are obese and depressed show abnormalities that suggest the two conditions are neurologically connected, Stanford researchers have found.
Childhood obesity and depression appear to be linked in the brains of children and teens with both conditions, according to new research published today in Hormones and Behavior.

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