New ways to help people avoid opioid overdose and beat addiction
This is just one example of how Yale School of Medicine researchers and clinicians are pursuing innovations that could both improve treatment of opioid addiction and introduce new painkillers that are effective yet not addictive.Source: Yale Medicine
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.
Yale team discovers unexpected source of diabetic neuropathy pain
Nearly half of all diabetics suffer from neuropathic pain, an intractable, agonizing and still mysterious companion of the disease. Now Yale researchers have identified an unexpected source of the pain and a potential target to alleviate it.
Yale Researchers Uncover Source of Mystery Pain
An estimated 20 million people in the United States suffer from peripheral neuropathy, marked by the degeneration of nerves and in some cases severe pain. There is no good treatment for the disorder and doctors can find no apparent cause in one of every three cases.
Crusto Honored by Society for Community Research and Action
Cindy A. Crusto, PhD, professor of psychiatry (psychology) and associate dean for gender equity at Yale School of Medicine, has been chosen to receive the 2022 Outstanding Contributions for Mentorship in Racial Justice Award from the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), Division 27 of the American Psychological Association.
D'Souza Edits 'Marijuana and Madness'
Deepak Cyril D’Souza, MD, Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry and a leading expert on the pharmacology of cannabinoids, is editor of “Marijuana and Madness,” the third edition of an award-winning book that provides a comprehensive overview of the complex associations between cannabis and mental illness.
Lived Experience–Led Research Agenda to Address Early Death in People With a Diagnosis of a Serious Mental Illness
Greg Rhee, PhD, assistant professor adjunct of psychiatry, is co-author of a paper in JAMA Network Open that attempts to develop the first lived experience–led research agenda to address early mortality in people with serious mental illness.Source: JAMA Network Open
Kathy Carroll Honored with New Playground in Newhallville
A brand new, vibrant playground in the Newhallville section of New Haven stands as a lasting monument to the legacy of Kathleen “Kathy” Carroll, PhD, grounded in Carroll’s love of community, passion for citizenship and inclusion, and dedication to giving.
Considerations of Sex and Gender in FDA Tobacco Regulation
Danielle R. Davis, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry; Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, PhD, Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry; and Carolyn M. Mazure, PhD, Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor in Women's Health Research and Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology, and director, Women's Health Research at Yale, provide examples of proposed regulatory changes by the FDA that could benefit from a greater focus on women and the influence of sex and gender on tobacco use.Source: JAMA
Strategies for the Management of Voices Shared in a Brazilian Hearing Voices Group
Graziela Reis, MPH; Larry Davidson, PhD; Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, and Mark Costa, MD, are co-authors of a paper in Psychiatric Quarterly that describes the voice management strategies shared in a hearing voices peer support group within a Brazilian public mental health service.Source: Psychiatric Quarterly
Desai Launches New Field of Structural Psychology
The academic and generational experiences of Miraj U. Desai, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, have come together in the Structural Health and Psychology (SHP) Lab, where Desai investigates the structural bases of health, equity, and inequity, as well as in a new field Desai created, called structural psychology. Structural psychology spans the entire translational science spectrum, inclusive of basic, clinical, community, and population health research.
The Long Shadow: A Historical Perspective on Racism in Medical Education
Nientara Anderson, MD, MHS, third-year resident, and Marco Ramos, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the history of medicine and psychiatry, are co-authors of a paper in Academic Medicine that explores the history of European racial science and medicine’s relationship to colonization and slavery and examines how this history impacts today’s medical learning environment.Source: Academic Medicine