Technology Overuse and the Fear of "Digital Dementia": What You Need to Know
Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience, recently spoke with Discover Magazine about the impact of technology and screen time on cognitive function.Source: Discover Magazine
Women and children’s rights advocate encourages peace, justice and development
Women and children’s rights advocate Rima Salah spoke to BYU law Students on Sept. 23 after receiving a 2021 Peacemaker Award from the Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution. Salah, Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale Child Study Center, and Chair of the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) encouraged students to get involved and commit to building a peaceful world, starting today.Source: The Daily Universe, Brigham Young University (BYU)
Optimizing Medical-Legal Partnerships in Pediatric Psychology to Reduce Health Disparities
Medical-legal partnerships provide an opportunity for psychologists to broaden their interdisciplinary collaborations, to more aptly meet the social and legal needs of their patients to assist in reducing inequities among underserved pediatric populations. The systematic incorporation of MLPs into pediatric psychology training may help to increase the utilization of these services moving forward.Source: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
A Yale doctor is using a video game to fight the opioid crisis
As drug-related deaths have spiked across the United States in recent years, doctors seeking to curb that surge are getting an unlikely new tool: a video game. The game, titled “PlaySmart,” was developed by Dr. Lynn Fiellin and funded in part by the National Institutes of Health.Source: The Washington Post
SLEEP-SMART Intervention Shows Promising Results for Women Suffering from Sleeping Problems, Depression, and Anxiety
Preliminary data indicate SLEEP-SMART can improve sleep patterns, show associated reductions in symptoms of depression and anxiety, and improve the functioning of brain circuits important in emotional and cognitive health.
Yale Psychiatry Faculty Member to Interview Tarana Burke, Founder of the #MeToo Movement, for 2021 Women's Mental Health Conference Keynote
The 2021 Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale (WMHC) has announced that a Yale Psychiatry faculty member will moderate its keynote Q&A, and has finalized the agenda for its upcoming conference.
Blumberg to Speak on Teen Suicide Prevention Panel
Hilary Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry, and in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, will participate in a panel discussion Sunday, April 11, 2021, related to the prevention of youth suicide.
James Leckman, MD, Receives AACAP’s 2020 Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) announced James F. Leckman, M.D., Ph.D., Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine, as the recipient of AACAP’s 2020 Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement.Source: Medium
Yes, OCD is genetic but having a parent or sibling with OCD doesn't guarantee you'll have it
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a mental health condition that can be mild or debilitating. Over the years, there has been much discussion surrounding whether or not OCD is genetic and if there is a specific gene linked to OCD. Christopher Pittenger MD, PhD, Director of the Yale OCD Research Clinic, explains what you need to know about genetics and other risk factors for OCD.Source: Insider
Potenza Named Director of Division on Addictions Research at Yale
Marc Potenza, MD, PhD (Yale College ’87, MD ’93, PhD ’94, Psychiatry Residency ‘98), Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience, and in the Child Study Center, has been named Director of the Division on Addictions Research in the Yale Department of Psychiatry.
Inpatient Milieu Therapy: Considerations for Adolescent and Transitional Age Youth
The role of milieu therapy on inpatient treatment has become more prominent due to the changing landscape of hospital care, with shorter length of stay, higher patient acuity, and rapid turnover, writes Yale Psychiatry researchers.Source: Adolescent Psychiatry