Study shows efficacy of parent-based treatment for childhood anxiety
A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports that an entirely parent-based treatment, SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), is as efficacious as individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety disorders.
Helping Kids Cope with Letdown During COVID-19
At first, school closures may be fun and exciting for most children. But soon, reality strikes and they realize that the COVID19 pandemic has caused many other fun things to be canceled. As your children come to realize that many of their favorite activities aren’t happening now – or for the foreseeable future – how can you help them cope with their disappointment?
In Isolation, Worries and Stress are Magnified
Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience, speaks about the coronavirus quarantine and the difficulty for people who suffer from substance use disorder, gambling addiction, or problematic video gaming—otherwise known as Internet gaming disorder.
Calhoun, Gold Evaluate the Positive Impact of Celebrity Self-Disclosure of Mental Illness
Celebrity self-disclosure and advocacy of mental health can boost normalization and awareness, and even encourage people to seek help, according to a new paper written by two doctors with Yale connections. Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, is a current Yale psychiatry resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program. Jessica Gold, MD, MS, is a Yale School of Medicine graduate and the daughter of Mark Gold, MD, an alumnus of the Yale Psychiatry residency. Together they co-authored the paper, titled “’I Feel Like I Know Them’: the Positive Effect of Celebrity Self-disclosure of Mental Illness,” published in Academic Psychiatry last month.
Tips for handling work and kids during COVID-19 isolation
Working and supervising children during a pandemic has the potential to create stress and family conflict. Experts say that the best route forward is to maintain some semblance of structure, while allowing that this is an unprecedented situation.
Sinha: Coronavirus anxiety has Twitter users sharing their most 'treasured objects'
Dr. Rajita Sinha, professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Yale and director of the Yale Stress Center, tells Yahoo Lifestyle the tendency for this kind of connection on social media is part of an active coping strategy that could have positive benefits for those feeling stressed about the coronavirus.
Yale Scientists Awarded $8.4M Grant to Develop Treatments for Women With Problem Drinking
Yale Department of Psychiatry scientists have been awarded a five-year, $8.4 million federal grant to establish a new research center at Yale that will develop treatments to help women with problem drinking.
The Impact of Secondary Trauma on Educators
Today, over half of all children in the United States suffer from some kind of trauma. Whether trauma stems from a student's home life or results from a community tragedy, teachers recognize that helping children cope with outside challenges is part and parcel with helping them learn. However, far less known—and even less supported—is the impact that student trauma has on educators.
Yale Psychiatry's Smith, Sestan Elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
Megan Smith, DrPH, MPH, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership, and the Yale Child Study Center Parent and Family Development Program, and Nenad Sestan, MD, PhD, Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neuroscience, and Professor of Comparative Medicine, of Genetics and of Psychiatry, were recently elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE).