Mental Health Causes and Consequences of Trauma

Visits to US emergency departments (EDs) for mental health reasons are increasing. Yale EM faculty are conducting a series of studies focusing on the psychoepidemiology of mental health disorders, emotional and behavioral problems, and psychosocial issues in patients who present to the ED. These studies include research on neuropsychiatric aspects of trauma, disaster, intimate partner violence, stress, PTSD and TBI, as well as research focused on patient risk and resilience, and provider virtues that constitute compassionate and competent provider behavior.