Debates Regarding the Classification, Categorization, and Conceptualization of Problematic Internet Use and Video Gaming
Stephanie Yarnell-Mac Grory, MD, PhD, and Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, are the first and senior authors, respectively, of the paper, "Debates Regarding the Classification, Categorization, and Conceptualization of Problematic Internet Use and Video Gaming."Source: Oxford Handbook on Digital Technologies and Mental Health
Seeking Help Is Not Weak
Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys spoke up about his mental illness and was questioned. Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, a resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, argues in Psychiatric Times his bravery should be commended, not criticized.Source: Psychiatric Times
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
Pharmacological Treatment of Pain Among Persons With Opioid Addiction: A Systematic Review
Four Yale affiliates are co-authors of a paper published in Addiction Biology that sought to systematically review studies that investigate pharmacotherapies for pain among persons with opioid use disorder.Source: Addiction Biology
Awad Earns APA Award for Research on Men of Color, Gender Roles
Michael Awad, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, has been awarded the Loren Frankel Student Research Award for Division 51, Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities, of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Studies With Monkeys Find Early Attachment Brings Generations of Benefits
In a long-term study of rhesus monkeys, Yale researchers have quantified the health and social benefits of secure mother-rearing and attachment. The working paper, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, suggests that the benefits of early attachment persist for generations.Source: YaleNews
Yale Partners With Connecticut Department of Education to Launch Instructional COVID-19 Website
A group of volunteers from Yale School of Medicine and educators across the state have come together in a collaboration to create COV-Ed, an online resource tool for educators and students to learn about the challenges of the pandemic.
Yale Researchers to Lead $52M Investigation Into Cause, Effect of Schizophrenia in Some High-risk Adolescents
Researchers with the Yale Department of Psychiatry will lead an international study to better understand the cause and effect of schizophrenia in some high-risk adolescents and young adults.
Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine August 2020: "Focus: Medical Education"
As medical knowledge grows and evolves, so do the methods by which it is taught to the next generation of doctors and nurses. New technologies, methods, and perspectives offer exciting opportunities to improve medical education, whether in the traditional classroom setting or online via remote learning. Original cover design by Peter Harris.Source: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
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.