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Nasal Spray Offers Hope for Severly Depressed Patients

John H. Krystal, MD, Chair of the Yale Department of Psychiatry, spoke to the Connecticut Health I-Team for a story about the new nasal spray Spravato, which after receiving Food and Drug Administration approval in March is being prescribed for treatment-resistant depression. Krystal is best known for leading the discovery of the rapid antidepressant effects of ketamine in depressed patients. Spravato's chemical name is esketamine, a derivative of ketamine.

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  • Kapoor: The Brutality of 'Suicide Watch'

    "This is the tragedy nobody's talking about: That mental health services in most jails and prisons are so bad that people would rather die than ask for help," writes Reena Kapoor, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, on the website Cognoscenti. Kapoor's essay was published days after Jeffrey Epstein's death at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan.

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  • Stephanie O’Malley appointed the Mears/Jameson Professor of Psychiatry

    Stephanie Samples O’Malley, recently named as the Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry, focuses her research on the development of more effective treatments for substance use disorders, primarily the abuse of alcohol and tobacco, and research supporting effective policies to regulate tobacco.

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  • Picciotto to be Recognized with Marion Spencer Fay Award

    The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership of Drexel University College of Medicine will award its 2020 Marion Spencer Fay Award to Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology at Yale School of Medicine.

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  • Learning to Play, Playing to Learn

    While some may think of academics and play as mutually exclusive, others argue that it’s important to embed the brain-boosting practice of play into the skill-building activities of academics. This summer, the Gesell Program in Early Childhood partnered with New Haven Public Schools to launch a play-based learning pilot focused on pre-K through grade 3.

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  • Mindfulness and Art at the Yale Art Galley

    Visiting an art museum usually means strolling past hundreds of works. Lingering before the ones that capture your interest, you might read an object label, then step back to observe for a few minutes what the curator has emphasized. This summer, the Yale University Art Gallery is inviting visitors to try something different: spending a full hour with a single work of art.

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