A Potential Case of Acute Ketamine Withdrawal: Clinical Implications for the Treatment of Refractory Depression
While clinical trials have shown meaningful antidepressant effects of ketamine in many patients with treatment-refractory illness, there remains concern that long-term ketamine treatment, especially of high frequency, could have negative health outcomes.Source: The American Journal of Psychiatry
Calhoun: The Pathophysiology of Racial Disparities
"We must identify the true pathophysiology of racial disparities: the racist, intentional oppression of Black Americans. Let’s start training to identify the persistent mechanisms behind white supremacy: redlining, the school-to-prison pipeline, environmental racism. Let’s start training to stand up for our patients when they experience racism and to rectify racism among our colleagues," writes Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, Second-Year Resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry Program.Source: New England Journal of Medicine
Bonomi, McClurkin Named Recipients of Thomas P. Detre Fellowship Awards
Robin Bonomi, MD, PhD, First-Year Resident, and Michael McClurkin, MD, MPP, Second-Year Resident, have been named recipients of the 2020-21 Thomas P. Detre Fellowship Awards in Translational Neuroscience Research in Psychiatry.
Yale Psychiatry Faculty Member to Interview Tarana Burke, Founder of the #MeToo Movement, for 2021 Women's Mental Health Conference Keynote
The 2021 Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale (WMHC) has announced that a Yale Psychiatry faculty member will moderate its keynote Q&A, and has finalized the agenda for its upcoming conference.
U.S. Suicides Declined Over All in 2020 but May Have Risen Among People of Color
The New York Times spoke to Thomas Mitchell, MD, Third-Year Resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, for a story about the increased rate of suicides among nonwhite people during the early days of the pandemic in 2020.Source: The New York Times
Calhoun: Medical Education Must Start Teaching About Racism
"If we are to prevent the trauma of racism, we need to get busy doing it—and early. There is a major problem, though: standard medical education does not teach us about racism—but it should," writes Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, Second-Year Resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program.Source: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
Supporting Clinician-Scientist Development in Child Psychiatry: A Four-Domain Model for Individual or Programmatic Self-Reflection
Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, Second-Year Resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program (AJSP) co-authored a study, published in Frontiers in Psychiatry, to explore the impact and active components of the AJSP through hour-long individual interviews of its enrollees and graduates, to identify individual or programmatic traits for success that could be replicated elsewhere.Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry
Ali: Residents Interested in Public Sector Career Would Benefit From Geriatric Training
The U.S. population is rapidly aging, and many have serious mental illness. Psychiatry residents should consider geriatric training to augment training in community psychiatry, writes Hana Ali, MD, Fourth-Year Resident in the Department of Psychiatry.Source: Psychiatric News
Yarnell-Mac Grory Chosen As Center of Entrepreneurial Initiatives Fellow at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business
Stephanie Yarnell-Mac Grory, MD, PhD, Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, was selected as one of five school-wide Center of Entrepreneurial Initiatives (CEI) Fellows at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
Interventional Psychiatry Grand Rounds Series Aims to Promote Critical Thinking, Education in Emerging Field
Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit early last year, the interventional psychiatry service at Yale held regular meetings for team members. But once coronavirus-imposed lockdowns began sweeping the nation, the meetings – like many others – were moved to Zoom. Sina Nikayin, MD, a Fourth-Year Resident and the Chief Resident of Interventional Psychiatry, saw an opportunity to help promote educational session on the topic of interventional psychiatry.
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Psychiatry Resident Prescribing: a Quality Improvement Education Intervention to Address Health Equity
Ignacio Cerdeña, MD, a third-year resident, and Luming Li, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper published in Academic Psychiatry describes the use of resident prescriber profiles in a novel quality improvement curriculum to identify racial and ethnic differences in antidepressant and antipsychotic prescribing.Source: Academic Psychiatry
Cultural Sources of Strength and Resilience: A Case Study of Holistic Wellness Boxes for COVID-19 Response in Indigenous Communities
Stefanie Gillson, MD, Fourth-Year Resident in Psychiatry, co-authored an article describing how the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Great Lakes Hub began sending holistic wellness boxes to community partners in 11 tribal communities, to help support them during the COVID-19 pandemic.Source: Frontiers in Sociology