Yale Scientists Awarded $8.4M Grant to Develop Treatments for Women With Problem Drinking
Yale Department of Psychiatry scientists have been awarded a five-year, $8.4 million federal grant to establish a new research center at Yale that will develop treatments to help women with problem drinking.
Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. For the first time, Yale researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently in the brains of the children who exhibit disruptive behavior.
For Kids With Anxiety, Parents Learn To Let Them Face Their Fears
Psychologists at the Yale Child Study Center have developed a study/program around helping parents make children feel heard and loved while also building their confidence, teaching them to face their fears and not flee them.Source: NPR Morning Edition
Study identifies genes related to Tourette’s
Thomas Fernandez, MD, Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center and of Psychiatry, is the co-author of a paper published in Cell Reports that studied the DNA of children with Tourette syndrome, and their parents. Researchers were able to identify six genes that are likely linked to Tourette syndrome.Source: Yale Daily News
Psychiatric disorders share an underlying genetic basis
Thomas Fernandez, MD, Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center and of Psychiatry, and Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, contributed to a paper published in Science that explores the genetic connections between disorders of the brain at a scale that far eclipses previous work on the subject.
Fernandez appointed to Health and Human Services panel
Thomas V. Fernandez, MD, Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center and of Psychiatry, has been appointed to serve as a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Genetics and Epidemiology Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.
How autism may stem from problems with prediction
A ‘predictive coding’ theory of autism suggests that many of the condition’s hallmark traits occur when sensory input overrides expectation in the brain. Yale researchers, Katarzyna Chawarska, James McPartland and Philip Corlett, are featured.Source: Spectrum
College students with autism have high rate of suicidal thoughts
Over the next decade, about 247,000 young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are expected to enroll in universities, colleges, or technical/vocational schools. Because post-secondary education is expected to present new challenges to individuals with ASD, new scholarship is being conducted to assess how ready post-secondary education is to serve a larger population with ASD.
Study testing first medication to treat symptoms of autism
Dr. Roger Jou, a psychiatrist at the Yale Child Study Center who treats and works with those on the autism spectrum, is testing a new medication, in a nationwide clinical trial, which could become the first drug to increase the ability of young people with autism to connect with others and to overcome the other symptoms of the disorder.Source: The New Haven Register
YCSC - Ft. Peck Telepsychiatry Partnership Begins for the Sioux and Assiniboine Tribes
Dorothy Stubbe, MD, Associate Professor in the Child Study Center and Program Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training program, and Kristine Goins, a Chief Clinical Fellow, had the honor of launching psychiatric services to the children in the Ft. Peck Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) School-Based Health Centers during a week-long trip to the Montana reservation January 15-20th.
Lifespan Research: Impact of Childhood Disease on Adult Health
YCCI’s renewed CTSA grant award allows Yale to continue its leadership in cutting-edge areas of research. One such novel initiative under the grant renewal is Diseases Across the Lifespan, which will explore the rising field of lifespan research — a new approach to examining the ways in which diseases that commonly strike adults have their roots in infancy and early childhood.
Multicenter Trial Management Unit Expands the Scope of Research at Yale
In the past, Yale investigators who led multicenter trials had to put together ad hoc study teams, relying on unconnected siloed services to carry out their research. At the end of these trials, these teams, which had compiled so much experience and knowledge, disbanded and their knowledge was lost. This system was inefficient and put Yale at a disadvantage when competing with other institutions for grants for multicenter studies.
Study correlates maternal depression with diaper need
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have found a strong correlation between the diaper need of low-income mothers and the occurrence of maternal depression. According to their study, which was published in the journal Health Equity in September, diaper need — even more than food insufficiency — is a daily stressor that leads to maternal hardship and mental health struggles.Source: Yale Daily News
Blumberg honored with Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research
Hilary P. Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience, Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and in the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine, has been awarded the Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF).