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.
State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey (opinion): New tools to help our emotional well-being
As CT state representatives like Cristin McCarthy Vahey support new legislation in response to the growing mental health crisis among youth, Dr. Marc Brackett and the team at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence are working to provide CT school communities with strategies to support mental health and well-being.Source: CT Post
Emergency Department Use by Children and Youth with Mental Health Conditions: A Health Equity Agenda
Michael Hoge, PhD, professor of psychiatry, and Christy Olezeski, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper in Community Mental Health Journal that analyzes the use of emergency departments in the United States by children and youth.Source: Community Mental Health Journal
COVID-19 and PTSD: Assessing the Pandemic’s Toll on Mental Health
As researchers and clinicians continue to grapple with the psychological fallout from COVID-19, a growing body of literature has examined the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the general public. Women’s Health Research at Yale and its collaborators published a study questioning how these estimates vary so greatly and if such wide swaths of the public can truly be suffering from pandemic-related PTSD.
Yale psychologist: How to cope in a world of climate disasters, trauma and anxiety
Climate change anxiety results in intense emotions that are valid. Dr. Sarah Lowe, clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale School of Public Health, shares advice for when to recognize that anxiety has become problematic.Source: CNBC