Cerebellar and prefrontal cortical alterations in PTSD: Structural and functional evidence
A Yale Department of Psychiatry and Yale School of Medicine paper published in Chronic Stress shows converging structural and functional evidence for cerebellum abnormalities in posttraumatic stress disorder. Sophie Holmes, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, is the first author.Source: Chronic Stress
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
Redesigned Wellness Room Is a Sanctuary for Prayer, Meditation, and Decompressing at YSM
Thanks to a redesign led by the Yale School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Wellness Room in the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library’s Morse Reading Room is now a true sanctuary for medical students, faculty, and staff. The room features smart phone-adjustable lights and ambient sounds, a soft reclining chair and foot rest, a rock garden, books on positive thinking and emotional intelligence, adult coloring books, and yoga and prayer mats.
Many Privately Insured Adults Think Their Mental Health Network is Inadequate, Study Finds
A new survey analysis from a researcher at the Yale School of Public Health suggests that privately insured adults are significantly more likely to rate their mental health provider network as inadequate compared to their medical provider network.
Why Has the Pandemic Caused a Spike in Eating Disorders?
Over the course of the pandemic, there has been an overwhelming surge in eating disorders. The National Eating Disorder Helpline has reported a 40% increase in volume in the past year alone, predominantly in adolescents and young adults. Assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale Medicine Dr. Janet Lydecker and psychiatrist Dr. Mike Dow join The Doctors to discuss why this is on the rise.Source: The Doctors
Smoking Cessation Treatment for Patients With Depression Could Save as Many as 203,000 Lives, YSPH Estimates
A team of scientists estimates that providing patients with depression with the tools to quit smoking could save as many as 125,000 lives over the next 80 years. That number jumps to 203,000 when extended to people with depression who are not yet in mental health care settings.
Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ harmed health of Muslim Americans, study finds
When former President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order in 2017 banning Muslims from select countries from traveling to the United States, the sweeping decree quickly rippled down to affect health outcomes for Muslim-Americans, Yale researchers say.Source: Yale News
Ivy Shares Experience with Burnout, Depression on Becker's Hospital Review Podcast
Michael Ivy, MD, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Yale New Haven Health, shares his experience with burnout and depression on this episode and shared advice for executives on supporting clinical staff.Source: Becker's Hospital Review
Researchers at Yale School of Public Health offer free course for users to set self-care goals.
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health say a free online course that helps users set goals for self-care may significantly improve depression, stress and anxiety. Professor Marney White says the course, Health Behavior Change: From Evidence to Action, is aimed at helping learners find more time for self-care.Source: Connecticut News 12
SLEEP-SMART Intervention Shows Promising Results for Women Suffering from Sleeping Problems, Depression, and Anxiety
Preliminary data indicate SLEEP-SMART can improve sleep patterns, show associated reductions in symptoms of depression and anxiety, and improve the functioning of brain circuits important in emotional and cognitive health.