Dr. Erin Dillon-Naftolin, a UW Medicine psychiatrist working at Seattle Children’s, discusses teen anxiety and depression—what’s behind it and the proven methods of treating it.
David Yamashita said his mother was his hero and his continued source of inspiration. But no one in the family knew how dark her moods were until she took her own life by taking a bottle of...
(Downloadable video) David Yamashita talks about his mother, Patty, who died by suicide after suffering from mental illness. The video is one of the real-life stories incorporated into a six-hour...
Matt Golden, a UW professor of medicine and director of the HIV/STD program for Public Health - Seattle & King County, discusses why STDs, other than HIV, are on the rise.
For most people around the world, mental health care is a luxury they can’t afford or can’t access. But digital technology can reach people who otherwise lack access. In a commentary for Nature Human...
Adults forget the value of laughter, says Tita Begashaw. "Adults laugh about 30 times a day, children 300 times a day. Go back! Act like a child!" Begashaw exhorts co-workers and patients at her...
When do video games cross the line from a fun diversion to a mental health disorder? Patricia A. Areán, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of...
Washington state has a new breast density notification law, which requires facilities which perform mammography to notify women if they have dense breast tissue. With this new law, Washington joins...
Though overall patient numbers are still relatively low, syphilis is rising steeply nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You may be surprised to learn that hearing...