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Lydecker: Among people facing food insecurity, researchers find a hidden health issue: eating disorders

“There is something with the psychology where the overeating isn’t just the amount of food consumed. It’s really that distress and that feeling that they can’t stop even if they wanted to,” said Janet Lydecker, a psychologist at the Yale School of Medicine. “So that creates feelings of failure and also of feelings that I’m not the person I should be.”

Source: Stat News
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  • Yale Study: Use of a Model Maturity Matrix to Build a Quality Improvement Infrastructure for Psychiatric Care

    Luming Li, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, is senior author of a paper published in Psychiatric Services that proposes the use of a quality improvement maturity matrix to serve as both an implementation strategy and a self-assessment measure to strategically guide development of infrastructure to improve the safety and quality of behavioral health care.

    Source: Psychiatric Services
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  • Southwick: The COVID-19 Pandemic's Mental Toll

    “In most disasters, the vast majority of people do well,” said Dr Steven Southwick, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University who has worked with survivors after numerous cataclysms, including mass shootings.

    Source: Today Online
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  • Grant Will Expand Yale’s Addiction Fellowship Programs

    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded a $2.5 million, five-year grant to expand Yale’s Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Programs. The grant will allow Yale School of Medicine to increase the number of board-eligible Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry fellows who graduate from Yale’s addiction-training programs each year, expand relationships with community treatment facilities, and further develop and recruit faculty clinician educators.

    Source: Yale News
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  • Noori: 'I Felt It Was My Duty' to Volunteer on the COVID-19 Unit

    "When we found out that we could volunteer to help, I felt it was my duty to do so. It helped me find meaning in this whole crazy pandemic that we're going through and actually calmed me down," third-year Yale Psychiatry resident Sofia Noori, MD, told Medscape Medical News.

    Source: Medscape Medical News
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  • Will We Ever Find a Cure for Dementia?

    Christopher Van Dyck, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit at Yale School of Medicine, spoke to AARP about research into the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

    Source: AARP
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  • Duman, Pothula: Cell-type specific modulation of NMDA receptors triggers antidepressant actions

    In a new paper published in Molecular Psychiatry, Santosh Pothula, Post Doctoral Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Ronald S Duman, and the late Ronald Duman, PhD, Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neuroscience, and Director of the Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities, write that both the NMDA receptor (NMDAR) positive allosteric modulator (PAM), and antagonist, can exert rapid antidepressant effects as shown in several animal and human studies. However, how this bidirectional modulation of NMDARs causes similar antidepressant effects remains unknown.

    Source: Molecular Psychiatry
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