Child Study Center News
Mindfulness is an approach to dealing with stress that can involve a simple form of meditation—although it doesn’t have to—or a variety of other techniques that help you slow down.
- May 20, 2020
Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, a Yale Psychiatry resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, recently published a personal essay describing her experiences with racism in the medical field in Academic Psychiatry. The piece, "All Doctors Should Be Activists. Sincerely, a Psychiatry Intern," was influenced by a recent talk Calhoun delivered at a February 2020 Pediatrics Grand Rounds.
- May 19, 2020
The Yale Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce that Albert Higgens-Chen, MD, PhD, and Kartik Pattabiraman, MD, PhD, are the first place co-recipients of the 2020 Seymour Lustman Resident Research Award in Psychiatry. Amalia Londono Tobon, MD, received honorable mention.
- May 19, 2020
With only one dedicated COVID-19 hospital for 15 million people, Somalia is bracing for a catastrophic coronavirus outbreak, doctors warn.
- May 18, 2020
Research on wars, natural disasters, and other crises reveals how to protect our children’s mental health.
- May 15, 2020
For her second-year social work fellowship project, Hannah Bowen has been releasing weekly segments of a five-part documentary series featuring interviews from eleven members of our CSC community. Watch Chapter 4 now.
- May 14, 2020
Social science questions related to COVID-19 are being explored by Yale researchers. Five faculty members recently gave short presentations about their projects for Yale College students interested in working with them as research assistants.
- May 13, 2020
What can parents and educators do during the pandemic to help kids cope with uncertainty and continue to learn and thrive? Suzanne McCabe, editor of Scholastic Kids Press and host of the Scholastic Reads podcast, recently spoke with Dr. Eli Lebowitz, an associate professor at the Yale Child Study Center and director of the center’s Program for Anxiety Disorders.
- May 11, 2020
Unlike other singular traumatic events, the pandemic is ongoing. Connecticut Public Radio’s Diane Orson reached out to Dr. Steven Marans, a professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and director of the Childhood Violent Trauma Center at the Yale Child Study Center. She asked about ways to cope when a threat is long-lasting.
- May 10, 2020
Distracted driving is a primary contributor to the leading cause of death and injury across the lifespan – motor vehicle crashes. Young drivers are of prominent public health concern as they are involved in roughly 40% of fatal crashes and they may be uniquely vulnerable to distractions, (including cell phones, navigation systems, and peers) while driving due to ongoing brain development. In order to better understand the effect driving has on attention and distracted driving in young drivers we compared brain responses to auditory stimuli under two conditions: while participants were driving and while they were not driving a high-fidelity driving simulation. A smaller brain response to auditory stimuli was found in the driving as compared to the not driving condition. The differences in brain response represent the demand of driving on attention abilities. These brain-based data highlight a vulnerability to become distracted while driving which can lead to fatal motor vehicle crashes.