Trauma-informed Parenting in the Age of COVID-19
We are living through a period of uncertainty that is unprecedented in our lifetimes. Recommendations for physical distancing, worries about health and finances, and juggling work and childcare responsibilities can lead to considerable stress for parents. These and other burdens are experienced disproportionately by black and brown communities, frontline workers, the poor, and caregivers of children with disabilities.
Novel video game approved by FDA could potentially help children with ADHD
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first therapeutic video game for children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). EndeavorRX, created by Akili, is a game for children ages 8-12 who have trouble paying attention.Source: Good Morning America
Yale Child Study Center 2020 Graduates: M.Res. in Developmental Neuroscience & Psychopathology, Anna Freud Centre and University College London
Congratulations to the Yale Child Study Center 2020 M.Res. in Developmental Neuroscience & Psychopathology, Anna Freud Centre and University College London program graduates.
Yale Medicine Inaugurates Distinguished Clinical Career Award
The new Yale Medicine Distinguished Clinical Career Award was created this year to recognize and honor the careers of physicians marked by significant accomplishments, exemplary dedication, and important contributions in advancing Yale Medicine, the overall medical profession, and the community.
Altered learning may drive social inattention in autistic children
Children with autism have trouble learning that faces convey information, but they excel at learning that some objects do, according to a new study. The finding may explain why autistic people tend to miss social cues.Source: Spectrum
From Trauma to Resilience
In the era of COVID-19, discussions about childhood trauma and adversity are especially critical. The pandemic has magnified differences in the social determinants of health, worsened social isolation, increased exposure to death and illness, and exacerbated domestic violence.
COVID’s Scars: Psychological Residuals
The inevitable next public health challenge—the mental health residuals of social distancing—is a long-term dilemma. These leftover effects make up an emergency of psychological disorders budding within the COVID disaster. A super-infection is one illness emerging within another. While many heal from both, recovery for some—a subset—is guarded. This natural experiment can unlock “being prepared” for the public and healthcare practitioners.Source: Psychology Today
‘I Am Tired’: What Black Doctors Need You To Know Right Now
"Race affects every aspect of our lives, whether we want it to or not, and doctors are no exception. Is my mental health impacted by the constant, near daily, acts of racism I experience? Of course. But it always has been."Source: Forbes
Yale Researchers Find Potential Treatment for Rett Syndrome
An experimental cancer drug can extend the life of mice with Rett syndrome, a devastating genetic disorder that afflicts about one of every 10,000 to 15,000 girls within 6 to 18 months after birth, Yale researchers report.Source: Yale News