Yale researchers making headway in quest to solve autism’s mysteries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now estimates that 1 in 68 U.S. children are on the autism spectrum. For boys the number is even higher with 1 in 54 affected. As the numbers climb, autism remains a frustrating mystery for families, clinicians, and researchers.
Durkheim’s Theory of Social Integration and Suicide Revisited: Is It Diversity of Social Networks or Perceived Strength of Social Support That Matters?
Peter Na, MD, MPH; Tanner Bommersbach, MD, MPH; Robert Pietrzak, PhD, MPH; and Greg Rhee, PhD, are authors of a paper in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry that found greater diversity of social networks was more strongly associated with lower risks of suicidal ideation and attempt than perceived strength of social support.Source: The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Grant Will Help Yale Team Develop Diagnostic Tool to Evaluate Tumors
The Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) has awarded a research pilot award to an interdisciplinary team of Yale researchers for a project titled, “Utilizing Machine Learning to Model the Volumetric Growth of Vestibular Schwannomas.”
Study: Alzheimer's Drug Shows Modest Success Slowing Declines in Memory, Thinking
Christopher Van Dyck, MD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit, spoke about an experimental drug for Alzheimer's disease patients at the Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease meeting in San Francisco in November.Source: NPR
Provision of Mental Health Services in the Veterans Health Administration: A Nationwide Comparison With Other Providers
On average, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) mental healthcare facilities offer significantly more treatment modalities, specialized services, and dedicated treatment programs than non-VHA facilities, according to a new study by Yale Psychiatry researchers published online in Psychiatric Services.
Yale Study Seeks to Understand Neurobiology Underlying Bipolar Disorder Vs. Major Depressive Disorder
Yale scientists, including Sophie Holmes, PhD; Ruth Asch, PhD; and Irina Esterlis, PhD, used positron emission tomography to understand the neurobiology underlying bipolar disorder versus major depressive disorder. The findings were published in Biological Psychiatry.Source: Biological Psychiatry
Cook, Simiola Awarded PCORI Grant
Joan Cook, PhD, professor of psychiatry, and Vanessa Simiola, research assistant, have been awarded a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute grant to implement written exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in six civilian health care systems across the United States.Source: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Federal Grant Will Fund PRCH's 'Recovery Finance' Project
Researchers from the Yale Department of Psychiatry’s Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH), including Annie Harper, PhD, associate research scientist in psychiatry; and Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, professor of psychiatry and director of PRCH, have been awarded a $1.675 million grant by the National Institute On Minority Health And Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health.
Physician-Legislators in Federal and State Government in 2022
Tanvee Varma, a third-year student at Yale School of Medicine, and Matthew Goldenberg, MD, MSc, associate professor of psychiatry, are co-authors of a paper in JAMA that reports on the number of physicians who hold public office.Source: JAMA
Does Street Outreach Engage Its Intended Target Population? Clinical Experience in the Veteran’s Health Administration Homeless Service Programs
Emma Lo, MD; Jack Tsai, PhD; Elina Stefanovics, PhD; and Robert Rosenheck, MD, are co-authors of a paper in Psychiatric Quarterly that found veterans engaged through clinical street outreach programs reported substantially more days of unsheltered homelessness than a clinic-referred group of veterans.Source: Psychiatric Quarterly
Verplaetse Presents to NIDA and NIAAA
Terril L. Verplaetse, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, was selected to participate in the joint National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Early Career Investigator Showcase (ECIS) on November 2.