Hormonal Treatments for Major Depressive Disorder: State of the Art
Jennifer Dwyer, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center and the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, is the first author of a paper published in the American Journal of Psychiatry which reviews the state of the field of hormone-based interventions for depression.Source: American Journal of Psychiatry
Yale Researchers Find Where Stress Lives
Yale researchers have found a neural home of the feeling of stress people experience, an insight that may help people deal with the debilitating sense of fear and anxiety that stress can evoke, Yale researchers report May 27 in the journal Nature Communications.
Imaging Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors: A Comprehensive Review of 2 Decades of Neuroimaging Studies
Identifying brain alterations that contribute to suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs) are important to develop more targeted and effective strategies to prevent suicide. In the last decade, and especially in the last 5 years, there has been exponential growth in the number of neuroimaging studies reporting structural and functional brain circuitry correlates of STBs. Within this narrative review, we conducted a comprehensive review of neuroimaging studies of STBs published to date and summarize the progress achieved on elucidating neurobiological substrates of STBs, with a focus on converging ﬁndings across studies.Source: Molecular Psychiatry
Yale Review: Opioid Use in Pregnancy
Amalia Londono Tobon, MD, Clinical Fellow in the Yale Child Study Center; Erin Habecker, MD, a 2019 graduate of the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program; and Ariadna Forray, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, are co-authors of a paper published in Current Psychiatry Reports that reviews recent evidence of perinatal outcomes and treatment of opioid use disorder during pregnancy.Source: Current Psychiatry Reports
Yale Study: Ketamine Disinhibits Dendrites and Enhances Calcium Signals in Prefrontal Dendritic Spines
In a study published in Nature Communications, Alex Kwan, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and his research team found that within an hour after a mouse received ketamine, there is a substantial increase in the amount of calcium that goes into the dendritic spines for neurons in the prefrontal cortex.
Yale Review: How Brain Alterations Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
How brain alterations contribute to suicidal thoughts and behaviors is the subject of a new published review of brain scanning studies by Yale and international researchers. Hilary Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience, and Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at Yale, is the paper's lead and corresponding author.
Yale Imaging and Psychopharmacology Lab Publishes Articles in Molecular Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry CNNI
Yale School of Medicine's Yale Imaging and Psychopharmacology Lab, directed by neuroscientist Sarah Yip, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, has published research articles in Molecular Psychiatry and Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.
Yale Study: Connecticut Overdose Deaths Have More Than Doubled Since 2012
Greg Rhee, PhD, MSW, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Robert Rosenheck, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Health Policy, are co-authors of a paper published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence that found the rate of drug overdose deaths in Connecticut has more than doubled since 2012.Source: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Study Suggests Role for Targeting Psychological Variables in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and Chronic Pain
There is a paucity of evidence-based treatments for co-occurring opioid use disorder and chronic pain. These inter-related chronic medical conditions have been central to the unfolding of the opioid crisis. A new study by researchers at Yale, Johns Hopkins, University of Bridgeport, and Western Connecticut State University published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology suggests that psychological variables are important treatment targets for co-occurring opioid use disorder and chronic pain.
Research Suggests Male and Female Children's Brains Respond to Differently to Technology
A 2018 study by Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience, is cited in a Wall Street Journal Report that investigates brain differences that cause boys to be more interested in video games and girls to spend more time on social media.Source: The Wall Street Journal
Picciotto to be Recognized with Marion Spencer Fay Award
The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership of Drexel University College of Medicine will award its 2020 Marion Spencer Fay Award to Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology at Yale School of Medicine.
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
Yale study evaluates use of cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat opioid use disorder and chronic pain
A study by Yale researchers led by Declan Barry, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Child Study, developed an integrated treatment approach combining psychotherapy with medication-assisted treatment.
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.