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Neural Valuation of Rewards and Punishments in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Computational Approach

A new Yale study sought to unveil the neural mechanism which may govern deficits in decision making under uncertainty in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Investigators from the Yale PTSD Stress Lab, directed by Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, PhD, professor of psychiatry and of psychology, and the Yale Decision Neuroscience Lab, directed by Ifat Levy, PhD, associate professor and vice chair of diversity, equity and inclusion in comparative medicine, collaborated on the study, published in Translational Psychiatry.

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  • From Forgetfulness to Fogginess, 'Mom Brain' is Surprisingly Common — and Frustrating

    Katrina Furey, MD, a member of the Yale Department of Psychiatry's clinical faculty, spoke to Yahoo! Life about "mom brain," a term used to describe experiences including increased forgetfulness, fogginess, memory difficulties, impaired concentration, feeling more easily overwhelmed, and feeling more easily moved to tears that some women experience in the context of pregnancy or after having children.

    Source: Yahoo! Life
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  • Not Your Daddy’s Freud

    Matthew Steinfeld, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, spoke to The New York Times for a story about why younger people are gravitating toward more classical forms of psychoanalysis.

    Source: The New York Times
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  • A Whole Person Approach to Lifting the Burden of Chronic Pain Among Service Members and Veterans

    Helene M. Langevin, MD, director of the NIH/National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), writes about the Yale Department of Psychiatry-based NIH-DOD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory Coordinating Center in her most recent blog. Robert Kerns, PhD, professor of psychiatry and of neurology and of psychology, is one of three directors of the collaboratory.

    Source: NIH
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  • Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder: An Exploratory Placebo-Controlled, Fixed-Order Trial

    Jordan Sloshower, MD, MSc, clinical instructor of psychiatry, and Deepak Cyril D'Souza, MD, Albert E Kent Professor of Psychiatry, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper in Journal of Psychopharmacology that found depression and anxiety significantly improved following both placebo and psilocybin-assisted therapy with no significant difference in the degree of change between the two conditions.

    Source: Journal of Psychopharmacology
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  • Inspiring Careers: Dr. Hilary Blumberg

    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, was profiled by MQ Mental Health Research in celebration of Women's History Month.

    Source: MQ Mental Health Research
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  • Applying Scientific Research to Our Lives

    New medical research findings are published every day, and the results are frequently picked up by mainstream media sources. Before you apply the results of any given study to your daily life, you should consider if the research findings are relevant to you.

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