Trainee-Led Study Seeks to Better Understand All-Cause Mortality in Schizophrenia Patients
A new study led by a Yale Department of Psychiatry trainee sought to better understand why people with schizophrenia have dramatically increased all-cause mortality, and whether living with severe mental illness accelerates the aging process.
Calhoun: The Opioid Crisis Is Neither a White Nor an Adult Problem
Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, Third-Year Resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry Program writes in the Psychiatric Times that the opioid crisis is far from a problem limited to white Americans, although it has often been portrayed as such.Source: Psychiatric Times
Doximity Poll: Yale Psychiatry Residency Program Ranks #2 in Research, #3 in Reputation For Second Consecutive Year
For the second consecutive year, the Yale Department of Psychiatry Residency Program has ranked second nationally in research and third in reputation in Doximity’s 2021-22 Residency Navigator program, released July 20.
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