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Study: People Who Regularly Drink Alcohol Could Be More Prone to Internet, Gaming, and Exercise Addiction
An international research team with members that include Yale scientist Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, have identified several genes and their variants that trigger both substance use and other potentially addictive behaviors.
- January 18, 2023
Epidemiologic and Genetic Associations of Endometriosis With Depression, Anxiety, and Eating Disorders
A Yale-led study published in JAMA Network Open is the first large-scale analysis to investigate phenotypic and genetic factors contributing to the psychiatric comorbidity of endometriosis, a complex gynecologic disease.
- January 12, 2023Source: Journal of Psychopharmacology
Anahita Bassir Nia, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and Claire Gibson, MD, fourth-year resident, are lead and contributing authors, respectively, of a study in Journal of Psychopharmacology reporting that among individuals with psychosis, cannabis use is associated with lower levels of Anandamide, one of the main endogenous cannabinoids. This is the first published study on the peripheral levels of endocannabinoids in individuals with psychosis.
- January 11, 2023Source: Yale News
Neuroimaging technology has been shown to hold great promise in helping clinicians link specific symptoms of mental health disorders to abnormal patterns of brain activity. But a new Yale-led study shows there are still kinks to be ironed out before doctors can translate images of the brain to psychiatric disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- December 23, 2022
A new paper by Yale School of Medicine researchers challenges scientists in the global neuroscience community to create a more diverse representation of study participants through improved recruitment and enhanced methodological and analysis practices.
- December 20, 2022Source: Yale News
Hedy Kober, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and psychology, is senior author of a study published in Nature Neuroscience that uncovered a pattern of brain activity that predicts drug and food craving, a potentially valuable biomarker for addiction.
- December 16, 2022
Data from an early phase clinical trial of a drug being developed for adults living with schizophrenia was published December 15 in The Lancet. John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and professor of psychiatry, of neuroscience, and of psychology, and chair of the Yale Department of Psychiatry, is first author of the study of the drug emraclidine, developed by Cerevel Therapeutics.
- November 16, 2022
Yale Study Seeks to Understand Neurobiology Underlying Bipolar Disorder Vs. Major Depressive DisorderSource: Biological Psychiatry
Yale scientists, including Sophie Holmes, PhD; Ruth Asch, PhD; and Irina Esterlis, PhD, used positron emission tomography to understand the neurobiology underlying bipolar disorder versus major depressive disorder. The findings were published in Biological Psychiatry.
- November 10, 2022
Collaboration on NIH grant between Sullivan, Nez Henderson will create program to help Indigenous women experiencing domestic violence quit smoking
Tami Sullivan, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, and Patricia Nez Henderson, MD, MPH, vice president for the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health (BHCAIH) and the first Indigenous woman to graduate from Yale School of Medicine, have been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to pilot a mindfulness-based, culturally-tailored smoking cessation intervention for Indigenous women who experience intimate partner violence (IPV).
- November 09, 2022
A Randomized Clinical Trial to Evaluate an Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention Shared Decision‐Making PathwaySource: Journal of the American Heart Association
Oral anticoagulation (OAC) reduces stroke and disability in atrial fibrillation (AF) but is underutilized. Researchers, including Julio Nunes, MD, first-year resident, evaluated the effects of a novel patient‐clinician shared decision‐making (SDM) tool in reducing OAC patient's decisional conflict as compared to usual care.