In a world of chronic pain, individual treatment possible, Yale research shows
An investigation into the molecular causes of a debilitating condition known as “Man on Fire Syndrome” has led Yale researchers to develop a strategy that may lead to personalized pain therapy and predict which chronic pain patients will respond to treatment.
The impact of body image dissatisfaction on psychological distress and health-related quality of life among patients in methadone treatment
Declan Barry, PhD, associate processor of psychiatry, alongside co-authors Mark Beitel, PhD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, and Meagan Carr, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, recently published one of the first studies to examine body image dissatisfaction among patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment.Source: The American Journal on Addictions
Yale Study: Transdiagnostic Connectome-Based Prediction of Craving
Kathleen Garrison, PhD; Rajita Sinha, PhD; Marc Potenza, MD, PhD; and Dustin Scheinost, PhD, are co-authors of a paper in American Journal of Psychiatry that uses connectome-based predictive modeling to predict self-reported craving from brain functional connectivity data.Source: American Journal of Psychiatry
Yale Triple R: New Initiative and Repository Connecting Research Mentors and Mentees
Traditional Internal Medicine Hospital Resident Saeed Soleymanjahi, MD, MPH started looking for research projects and mentors during the first year of his residency training at Yale, and due to workloads and time constraints, found it challenging to get connected with mentors. Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Traditional Residency program Shaili Gupta, MBBS, had been examining ways to make research mentor/mentee connection easier over the last few years.
Yale Study: Psychiatric Comorbidity as a Prospective Predictor of Long-Term Weight and Psychosocial Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery
Valentina Ivezaj, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry; Abhaya Dilip, BS, postgraduate associate; and Carlos Grilo, PhD, professor of psychiatry and of psychology, are co-authors of a paper in General Hospital Psychiatry that examines differences in weight and psychosocial functioning outcomes based on lifetime and current (post-surgical) psychiatric comorbidity.Source: General Hospital Psychiatry
Investigating the associations of acute psychedelic experiences and changes in racial trauma symptoms, psychological flexibility, and substance use among People with Racial and Ethnic Minoritized Identities in the United States and Canada
Angela Haeny, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and a team of Yale Psychiatry researchers investigated the impact of psychedelics on substance use outcomes among people of color.Source: Journal of Substance Use and Addiction Treatment
Improving Heart Bypass Surgery Recovery for Women Takes Innovation and Representation in Research
Twenty years after a study funded by Women's Health Research at Yale uncovered that women face the risk of poorer outcomes after heart bypass surgery, new research finds the increased risk for women persists despite improved overall outcomes. But, with increased representation of women in clinical research and innovation in targets of study, we can overcome the gender gap.
Study: Purpose in Life and Social Connection Protect Against Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors During COVID-19 Pandemic
Research has shown that U.S. veterans are at high risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors and death by suicide. In fact, prior to the pandemic in 2019, veterans accounted for 12 percent of all suicide deaths despite accounting for approximately 6 percent of the total population. A new study led by National Center for PTSD and Yale researchers analyzed data from a nationally representative sample of U.S. veterans to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic may have led to changes in suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The results were published online April 5 in JAMA Psychiatry.
Mapping Heat Vulnerability of a Community Mental Health Center Population
Walter S. Mathis, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and Caroline Dumont, MD, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry, co-authored a paper published in Springer Nature evaluating the correlation of prevalence of individuals treated at a community mental health center to heat vulnerability.Source: Springer Nature
Neural Valuation of Rewards and Punishments in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Computational Approach
A new Yale study sought to unveil the neural mechanism which may govern deficits in decision making under uncertainty in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Investigators from the Yale PTSD Stress Lab, directed by Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, PhD, professor of psychiatry and of psychology, and the Yale Decision Neuroscience Lab, directed by Ifat Levy, PhD, associate professor and vice chair of diversity, equity and inclusion in comparative medicine, collaborated on the study, published in Translational Psychiatry.