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Daniel Mathalon


Researcher and clinician, avid foodie, ’80s rock fan

About me

Dr. Daniel Mathalon is a psychiatrist who cares for patients who have recently developed or are at high risk of developing psychosis.

Using such methods as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG), Mathalon studies abnormalities in the brains of people with schizophrenia, looking at the range of patients from those who have the high-risk syndrome that sometimes develops into psychosis to those living with chronic psychosis. His current research specifically focuses on improving the ability to diagnose and treat the warning signs of psychosis before the condition fully develops, with a long-term goal of preventing psychosis and improving outcomes for young people with psychosis and their families.

Mathalon earned his doctorate in psychology at Indiana University and his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in psychophysiology.

  • Education

    Stanford University, MD, 1994

  • Residencies

    Stanford Medicine, Psychiatry, 1998

  • Fellowships

    Stanford Medicine, Psychophysiology, 1999

  • Academic Title


Through patient care, education and research, I am passionate about improving the mental health outcomes of young people experiencing psychosis.

Where I see patients (1)

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    Family-Focused Therapy for Individuals at High Clinical Risk for Psychosis: A Confirmatory Effi...

    The change from baseline to follow-up in Total Scale of Prodromal Symptoms (SOPS) Positive scores (sum of items 1 to 5) will be significantly greater in clinical high-risk patients assigned to FFT-CHR vs. EC. Total SOPS scores ran...