Ebony Dix, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, has been elected Psychiatrist, Director-At-Large for the Board of Directors of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP).
- January 26, 2022Source: Psychiatric Quarterly
Graziela Reis, MPH, project coordinator of the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH), and Larry Davidson, PhD, professor of psychiatry, are the first and senior authors, respectively, of the paper "Citizenship, Social Justice and Collective Empowerment: Living Outside Mental Illness."
- January 26, 2022
Yale Researchers Develop First Tool to Measure the Amount and Types of Control Voice-hearers Exhibit
From hearing your name to full sentences, hearing voices that others don’t is more common than many know, occurring in up to 15% of the general population. Auditory hallucinations can be part of schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses, causing significant distress and impairment. However, many voice-hearers never feel the need to seek help and function well anyway. Yale researchers sought to understand how.
- January 26, 2022
Seth Axelrod, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, Director of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Services and Director of the Yale Instruction/Investigation/Intervention in Emotional Lability and Dysregulation (YIELD) died January 25, 2022 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
- January 24, 2022
Neuroscience Department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Curates Campus-Wide “Do you need help?” Resources
The Neuroscience DEI Committee created an easy-to-follow infographic with campus resources organized into categories depending on the nature of the concerns.
- January 24, 2022Source: Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity
Janet Lydecker, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and colleagues studied the new phenomenon of “digital self-harm” and found that it was associated with disordered eating. Digital self-harm is when people post mean things about themselves (anonymously) online, so it appears they have been cyberbullied. The study results were published in Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity.
- January 24, 2022Source: The American Journal of Psychotherapy
Social rhythm therapy, which uses behavioral strategies to support healthy sleep and other routines, is linked to improved mood and reduced suicide risk in young people with bipolar disorder, according to a study published in The American Journal of Psychotherapy. Hilary Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry, and in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, is a study investigator.
- January 21, 2022
Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, received the 2021 Steve Harrington Award from the National Association for Peer Support.
- January 20, 2022
Older patients who receive electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for treatment of mood disorders have lower risk of mortality and greater protection against short-term risk of suicide, according to a Yale study.
- January 20, 2022Source: The New York Times
The number of people who try suicide has risen steadily in the United States. But despite gains in health coverage, nearly half are not getting mental health treatment, according to a new Yale study published in JAMA Psychiatry.