Provision of Mental Health Services in the Veterans Health Administration: A Nationwide Comparison With Other Providers
On average, Veteran’s 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.
A VA Biobank is the Largest Source of Genetic Data on Black Americans
Joel Gelernter, MD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience, spoke to The Washington Post about the Million Veteran Program (MVP), a federally funded genetic biobank and the single-largest source of genetic data on Black Americans.Source: The Washington Post
Why Scientists Want to Create Psychedelics That Give Better Trips
Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD, Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry, spoke to National Geographic about the possibilities that psychedelic medicines can benefit people with depression, addiction, and other common disorders.Source: National Geographic
Yale Study Revises Understanding of How the Brain Processes and Responds to Rewards
A new Yale study of neuron activity in the brain has revised scientists’ understanding of how the brain processes and responds to rewards. Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology, is the study’s senior author.
Low-Barrier Buprenorphine Treatment for People Experiencing Homelessness
Claire Gibson, MD, fourth-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and Emma Lo, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, are co-authors of a paper in Psychiatric Services that assesses the delivery of buprenorphine to people who face homelessness.Source: Psychiatric Services