How autism may stem from problems with prediction
A ‘predictive coding’ theory of autism suggests that many of the condition’s hallmark traits occur when sensory input overrides expectation in the brain. Yale researchers, Katarzyna Chawarska, James McPartland and Philip Corlett, are featured.Source: Spectrum
Multicenter Trial Management Unit Expands the Scope of Research at Yale
In the past, Yale investigators who led multicenter trials had to put together ad hoc study teams, relying on unconnected siloed services to carry out their research. At the end of these trials, these teams, which had compiled so much experience and knowledge, disbanded and their knowledge was lost. This system was inefficient and put Yale at a disadvantage when competing with other institutions for grants for multicenter studies.
Yale study: Social media boosts friendship quality in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
A study by Yale Department of Psychiatry and Yale Child Study Center researchers found that adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) derive high friendship quality through their use of social media
Major autism study underway-Yale researchers leading the charge
A study that could transform the way autism is diagnosed, tracked and treated and the work is being done in New Haven. Yale researchers are leading the charge in the four year study – the largest autism study funded by National Institutes of Health.Source: WTNH News8
International Society for Autism Research: International Meeting for Autism Research
The 12th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), the world’s largest scientific gathering on autism research, met Thursday, May 2 through Saturday, May 4 at the Kursaal Convention Center, Donostia/San Sebastian, Spain (see picture). Over 20 members of the Yale Child Study Center attended and were active participants in the scientific sessions.
59th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The 59th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry was held in October in San Francisco, CA. A reception hosted by Fred Volkmar, chair, and Dorothy Stubbe, training director, on behalf of the Yale Child Study Center was held, welcoming current departmental members and alumni. The event was with approximately 60 people attending, during which trainees interested in joining the department were welcomed, old friends were reunited, and the latest work of the departmen
Telehealth Social Rhythm Therapy to Reduce Mood Symptoms and Suicide Risk Among Adolescents and Young Adults With Bipolar Disorder
Yale researchers found in a recent study that SRT delivered largely by telemedicine is feasible and acceptable. The intervention appeared to reduce mood symptoms, and suicide propensity independent of mood symptoms, among adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder.Source: The American Journal of Psychotherapy
Brain games help restore function after mild TBIs, study finds
Morris Bell, PhD, ABPP, Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry; VA RR&D Senior Research Career Scientist, spoke with Military Times about his recent study that found veterans with a history of mild traumatic brain injury showed vast improvement in cognitive function after 12 weeks using an online brain game program.Source: Military Times
Pilot grants to study the health of women and resources for women faculty at Yale gaining momentum
Even today, attention to research on women’s health remains far behind that of men, and fewer women faculty are pursuing opportunities to commercialize their research. Two organizations at Yale – Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) and the Office of Cooperative Research (OCR) --- are looking to change those trends, offering grants and programs specifically aimed at supporting women’s health research and supporting women faculty who wish to seek funding to bring their discoveries to a commercial light.
Treatment Response With Esketamine Nasal Spray Plus an Oral Antidepressant in Patients With Treatment-Resistant Depression
Samuel Wilkinson, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, is co-author of the study, "Treatment Response With Esketamine Nasal Spray Plus an Oral Antidepressant in Patients With Treatment-Resistant Depression Without Evidence of Early Response: A Pooled Post Hoc Analysis of the TRANSFORM Studies."Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Yale study reveals social media habits of Black teen girls and guides risk-reduction video game
To support the development of a multiplayer risk-reduction videogame for Black teen girls, researchers at Yale conducted a study that sheds light on the social media habits of these teens in evaluating and choosing potential romantic partners. The results were published in the July 24 issue of Social Media & Society.
Suicide Attempts of Muslims Compared With Other Religious Groups in the US
Hamada Hamid Altalib, DO, MPH, Associate Professor of Neurology and of Psychiatry, is the lead author of a new study comparing the prevalence of suicide attempts among Muslim adults compared with adults of other faith communities in the US. Altalib is part of the Yale Global Mental Health faculty leadership.Source: JAMA Psychiatry
Nyberg: Yale Researchers Studying Impact of Music on People with Psychosis
Adam Christoferson, founder and director of Musical Intervention, and Phil Corlett, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, talk with WTNH's Ann Nyberg about how Musical Intervention came to be and the work it does for those in recovery, how music bridges the gap, how the pair began their collaboration, and how they are studying the impact of music on people with psychotic illness.Source: WTNH
Colorectal Cancer and Women
Colon cancer has been undergoing a similar subdivision. Researchers have known for years that colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. The National Cancer Institute estimates 149,500 new cases in 2021 and 53,000 deaths.
Virtual Reality Game Is an Effective Tool for Vaping Prevention Among Teens
The game prompts students to practice navigating peer pressure situations involving vaping. By encouraging teens to use their own voices in simulated situations, the researchers hoped they would become better prepared to face real-world scenarios.