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Thinking outside of the box: A conversation about mental health with Stanford psychiatrist Amit Etkin

According to National Institute of Mental Health director Thomas Insel, MD, nearly one in five Americans meets the criteria for a diagnosis of psychiatric illness in any given year. It also costs the country $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year. Stanford psychiatrist Amit Etkin, MD, PhD, is seeking to change the current state of treatment for mental health. In this podcast, he discusses the prevalence of mental illness in the United States and how he hopes the work he and his colleagues are doing will lead to improved treatments for depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. Etkin is an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and co-leader of the NeuroCircuit initiative at Stanford University.

Brain Imaging Offers Clues About PTSD Patients Most Likely to Benefit From Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Brain scans shown to predict how well PTSD patients respond to therapy

Imaging Pinpoints Brain Circuits Changed by PTSD Therapy

Stanley Center and Poitras Center Joint Translational Neuroscience Seminar: Amit Etkin

Veteran's Brains May Help Unlock PTSD Mysteries

An Interview with the DANA Foundation

Fixing the Neural Circuit to Combat Mental Illness (Psychology Today)

Dr. Etkin's work, in rebuilding neural pathways using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, brings hope for better treatment for mental illness.

Russell Toll, a Stanford bioengineer, uses his experience in Iraq to impove research of TBI and PTSD (Scope)

Our own Russell Toll discusses his transition from the battlefield to the lab, and how his combat experience led to his current research on PTSD and TBI.

Building a Brain (Stanford News)

Computers will one day match our own mental agility; learning, navigating and performing complex interactions all on scant power. But getting to that point will require neuroscientists and engineers to reverse engineer our least understood organ—the brain.

Can Technology Help Depression? (WebMD Inside Health News)

The annual conference of the Association of Health Care Journalists speaks to Dr. Etkin about how technology is helping us learn more about the brain and mental health.

Shared brain region losses across six mental illnesses (Schizophrenia Research Forum)

Schizophrenia reserachers discuss the recent findings of common brain changes in mental disorders, and how these findings will develop future intervention.

Davos 2015 Wrap-Up: Get ready for breakthroughs about the brain (Huffington Post)

A move from competition to collaboration and sharing ideas on the 2015 panel on chronic mental disease.

Mental disorders affecting same brain regions (CBS Sacramento)

Dr. Amit Etkin discusses the common strucutral root across mental health disorders, and how this discovery change the applicatoin of therapy.

Scientists find similar brain matter loss in multiple mental disorders (Fox News)

An interview with Dr. Amit Etkin on the similarities in grey-matter loss of mental disorders and the future of their treatment.

Many Mental Disorders Affect Same Brain Regions (Live Science)

An interview with Dr. Amit Etkin on brain structure commonalities in different psychiatric disorders.

The discussion at the World Economic Forum (Stanford Neurosciences Institute)

Stanford Neuroscientists discuss tackling major health challenages like stroke, neurogenerative diseases and mental health conditions, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The Human Brain: Deconstructing Mental Illness (World Economic Forum)

Joe Palca, Tony Wyss-Coray and Dr. Amit Etkin discuss the neural basis of emotional disorders and neurogenerative diseases in this World Economic Forum webcast.

Neurocircuit Updates (Stanford Neurosciences Institute)

Stanford scientists seek to map origins of mental illness, and develop noninvasive treatment.

Medical tests to detect PTSD and TBI not far off (Navy Times)

Researchers inching closer to creating medical tests to detect post-traumatic stress or mild traumatic brain injury.

Neurocircuit Project Announcement (Stanford Neurosciences Institute)

Project announcement for the Interventional Reserach Consortium of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute.

Announcing SNI's Big Ideas in Neuroscience (Stanford Neurosciences Institute)

Introducing Big Ideas: Stanford schools and departments come together to tackle fundamental problems in neuroscience.

SNI Big Ideas Grant Winners (Stanford News)

Stanford News announces seven initiateves to create new interdisciplinary collaborations in Stanford interdisciplinary schools and departments,

Future directions for psychiatry (Radio National)

An interview with Dr. Etkin and Antony Funnell from Radio National on the Future of Psychiatry.

Psychiatrists split on whether to ditch DSM (Radio National)

An article based on Anthony Funnell's program on the Future of Psychiatry, which is now on the Radio National website.

Shining Light on Madness (MIT Tech Review)

Dr. Etkin's work and approach of understanding neurocircuits and connections in hopes of finding better treatments for psychiatric disorders highlighted in the MIT Technology Review.

Scientists Define Brain Network Behind Attention, Daydreaming (LA Times)

Etkin lab researchers use transcranial magnetic stimulation to figure out how the brain's executive and attention network tramp down the mind's inward focus, a key network in PTSD, depression, autism and other disorders.

The Stanford Story-telling Project

Lab member and veteran Russell Toll recounts his involvement in the Iraqi war. Russ serves as Co-Principal Investigator for our veterans study, looking at biomarkers for PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury.

NPR Article on Teens & PTSD featuring Etkin Lab

Radio story aired on "All Things Considered" explaining how PTSD is not limited to just veterans, but affect the younger population as well in similar ways.

Etkin Lab Research Featured in Stanford Medicine Magazine

In-depth article describing changes in the field of psychiatry to incorporate neuroscience and the importance of brain imaging to optimize existing and novel treatments, such as TMS, psychotherapy, and cognitive training.

Psychotherapy for PTSD research featured in Channel 7 News

News report highlighting the importance of brain imaging to improve PTSD treatments.

TMS & Psychotherapy as a remedy for PTSD

Article in Stanford Medicine magazine acknoweledging Dr. Etkin's Biobehavioral Research Award for New Scientists sponsored by the National Institute of Health to help understand the bran mechanisms of psychotherapy.

To Diagnose Mental Illness, Read the Brain

An article in Scientific American where Dr. Etkin discusses his research on the neurological basis of emotional disorders and the future of mental health treatment.




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