Yale Radiology and Psychiatry Researchers Join with Penn Medicine to Create a New Center to Study Opioid Use Disorders
Opioid use disorder has reached epidemic levels in the United States. Over the last two decades, opioid-related overdose deaths increased by more than 50 percent, with nearly 50,000 in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers from Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and Penn Medicine, which comprises the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have created a new center that focuses on neuroimaging to improve our understanding of opioid use disorders and find new treatments.
Funding will further study of bipolar disorder in adolescence
The International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) will fund a project exploring the development of bipolar disorder in adolescence led by Hilary Blumberg, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of diagnostic radiology. Blumberg is the director of the Mood Disorders Research Program at Yale.
Addicts’ cravings have different roots in men and women
A new brain imaging study by Yale School of Medicine researchers suggests stress robustly activates areas of the brain associated with craving in cocaine-dependent women, while drug cues activate similar brain regions in cocaine-dependent men. The study, expected to be published online Jan. 31 in the American Journal of Psychiatry, suggests men and women with cocaine dependence might benefit more from different treatment options.
Hormonal Treatments for Major Depressive Disorder: State of the Art
Jennifer Dwyer, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center and the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, is the first author of a paper published in the American Journal of Psychiatry which reviews the state of the field of hormone-based interventions for depression.Source: American Journal of Psychiatry
Yale Study: Use of a Model Maturity Matrix to Build a Quality Improvement Infrastructure for Psychiatric Care
Luming Li, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, is senior author of a paper published in Psychiatric Services that proposes the use of a quality improvement maturity matrix to serve as both an implementation strategy and a self-assessment measure to strategically guide development of infrastructure to improve the safety and quality of behavioral health care.Source: Psychiatric Services
Elena Gracheva is a finalist of the 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
Dr. Elena Gracheva, an Associate Professor of Cellular & Molecular Physiology and of Neuroscience, is a 2020 Finalists of the prestigious Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, the world’s largest unrestricted prize for early-career scientists.Source: Elena Gracheva is a finalist of the 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
Yale Researchers Find Where Stress Lives
Yale researchers have found a neural home of the feeling of stress people experience, an insight that may help people deal with the debilitating sense of fear and anxiety that stress can evoke, Yale researchers report May 27 in the journal Nature Communications.
WHRY Funds Studies on Stroke, Endometrial Cancer, and Addiction to Opioids
Women’s Health Research at Yale today announced funding for three studies investigating sex differences in stroke, endometrial cancer, and alternate pain relief for women recovering from past opioid use who are giving birth via cesarean section.
Updates in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: 2019
Paula Zimbrean, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Walter Luchsinger, MD, Addiction Psychiatry Fellow; and Jordan Rosen, MD, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellow, are co-authors of a paper published in Psychosomatics that identifies the 10 most important manuscripts for clinical practice in consultation-liaison psychiatry from 2019.Source: Psychosomatics
New Imaging Tool Helps Researchers See Extent of Alzheimer’s Early Damage
New imaging technology allows scientists to see the widespread loss of brain synapses in early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, a finding that one day may aid in drug development, according to a new Yale University study.Source: Yale News
Courses of Suicidal Ideation Among Military Veterans in Residential Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Noelle B. Smith, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry; Rani Hoff, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry; and Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, PhD, are co-authors of a study published in Depression & Anxiety that examines the prevalence and correlates of four courses of suicidal ideation among veterans receiving residential treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder.Source: Depression & Anxiety