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.
- August 16, 2019
"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.
- August 13, 2019
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.
- August 06, 2019
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.
- August 05, 2019
The New York County Psychiatric Society has presented Andrew H. Smith, MD, PhD with its 2019 Resident Research Award.
- August 02, 2019
Endocannabinoid System Alterations in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Review of Developmental and Accumulative Effects of Trauma
Anahita Bassir Nia, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, is the first author of a paper published in Chronic Stress which reviews the long-lasting effects of trauma and chronic stress on the endocannabinoid system.
- August 02, 2019
The American Psychological Association Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) announced that Sandra Resnick, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, will receive its Michael S. Neale Award.
- August 01, 2019
Rebecca Miller, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, has been selected to receive the Goldberg Leadership in Education Award from the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service).
- July 31, 2019
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.
- July 31, 2019
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.