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What the Streets Teach

Emma Lo, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is medical director of the Street Psychiatry Team at the Connecticut Mental Health Center. She began advocating for people who were experiencing homelessness while in medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where she founded a street outreach program.

Source: Rochester Medicine
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  • Neural Patterns Differentiate Traumatic From Sad Autobiographical Memories in PTSD

    Investigators from Yale and Mount Sinai schools of medicine studied the neural activity of 28 people diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They found that autobiographical memories for sad and neutral memories are processed differently in the brain than for traumatic memories. The findings were published in Nature Neuroscience. The co-senior author is Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, PhD, professor of psychiatry and of psychology at Yale School of Medicine.

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  • PRCH Publishes Special Journal Issue to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of IRCC

    The Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health published a special edition of the Journal of Public Mental Health to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Recovery and Citizenship Collective. Guest editors are Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, MSW; Graziela Reis, MPH; Helen Hamer, PhD, RN; and Gillian MacIntyre, PhD.

    Source: Journal of Public Mental Health
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  • What to Know About Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Paul Desan, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Winter Depression Research Clinic at Yale School of Medicine, spoke to PBS News about why some people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, a recurrent form of depression that emerges in the winter.

    Source: PBS News
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  • Ketamine and the Neurobiology of Depression: Toward Next-generation Rapid-acting Antidepressant Treatments

    John Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience, and of Psychology; and Irina Esterlis, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a review published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Perspective that considers what scientists have learned from studies of ketamine and to suggest future directions for the optimization of rapid-acting antidepressant treatment.

    Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Perspective
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  • Sanacora, Wilkinson Receive $12.6M in Funding for Ketamine Study

    Gerard Sanacora, MD, PhD (left), George D. and Esther S. Gross Professor of Psychiatry, and Samuel Wilkinson, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, have received $12.6 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for the study, “Comparative Effectiveness of Racemic Ketamine versus S-Ketamine (Spravato) for Depression.”

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