Too much of a bad thing: Schizophrenia onset linked to elevated neural links
In its chronic stage, schizophrenia is typically marked by a dearth of links between brain cells in the prefrontal cortex, the region of the brain responsible for higher-order thinking. However, a new study by Yale and Chinese researchers shows that the onset of the disease — usually in the early 20s — is marked by an abnormal spike in neural connections.
Black Women’s Mental Health Needs an Intervention
There are various obstacles to Black women getting appropriate mental health care but there are ways we can improve the situation. Tichianaa Armah, MD and Charmaine Williams PhD are interviewed by Jess Sims to find out more about the interventions needed.Source: Well + Good
Your high levels of stress and anger can put you at risk for a serious health condition
Constantly feeling stressed out, anxious, and angry at the world isn’t going to do your health any favors. Feelings and emotions like stress and anger put one’s body, quite literally, on edge. These frenzied states of being can extract a huge toll on the body over time.Source: Ladders
Mental Stress & Anger Are Linked to Have Implications for Patients with Heart Failure
Patients with heart failure may have more mental stress and anger, according to a new report published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure. Factors such as mental stress and anger often go unrecognized, but researchers are now making a connection with how it can affect those with heart problems.Source: Bel Mara Health
Impact of Mental Stress and Anger on Indices of Diastolic Function in Patients with Heart Failure.
Under controlled conditions, mental stress can provoke decrements in ventricular function, yet little is known about the effect of mental stress on diastolic function in patients with heart failure (HF).Source: Physician's Weekly
Women's Health in the Time of COVID-19 Webinar
Uncovering how the coronavirus affects the biology of women and men differently is teaching us new ways to fight COVID-19. Identifying how the stress of the pandemic is different for women and men is focusing mental health professionals on risk and resilience. Watch Women’s Health Research at Yale Director Carolyn M. Mazure, Ph.D, and leading immunologist Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D., in conversation with Yale Medalist Susanna Krentz, '80, as they discuss a major new research finding and next steps in investigating sex differences to advance the health of women and men.
Many LGTBQ youth who die by suicide are bullied before their death, study finds
A new study looking at hundreds of LGBTQ youth who died by suicide finds that many were bullied before their death, adding to a growing body of evidence showing how bullying can result in deadly consequences.Source: CNN
Yale webinars: Using emotional intelligence to combat COVID-19 anxiety
In a series of webinars beginning March 25, CEI experts at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence will address ways of maintaining emotional health, regulating emotions, and developing resilience using emotional intelligence strategies.Source: YaleNews
Coping with Stress in the Time of Coronavirus
When facing the challenges presented by the current coronavirus pandemic, feeling stress is a normal reaction. Mental health experts have assembled proven steps we can all take to manage stress and avoid long-term emotional and physical health consequences
Kim Smolderen, PhD, psychologist and outcomes researcher
In February the Interventional Cardiology team welcomed outcomes researcher, Kim Smolderen, PhD. A medical psychologist by training, Smolderen joined the faculty on February 1 as the co-founder of the Vascular Medicine Outcomes program, or VAMOs, with Carlos Mena, MD. VAMOS is among the few dedicated research programs in the U.S. focused on improving patient outcomes for peripheral vascular disease.