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  • Stress and Resilience Town Halls Are Being Offered

    The Yale Department of Psychiatry continues to offer virtual “Stress and Resilience Town Halls” over Zoom that are open to all faculty, residents, and staff at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health. Virtual meetings will run for up to an hour. Individuals can attend as frequently as they like.

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  • Stress and Resilience Town Halls

    Beginning Friday, March 20, the Department of Psychiatry will offer virtual “Stress and Resilience town halls” over Zoom that are open to all faculty, residents, students, and staff at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health. Virtual meetings will take place twice daily and run for up to an hour. Individuals can attend as frequently as they like.

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  • Are Benzodiazepines the New Opioids?

    Yale addiction specialists believe the primary care system can play a key role in preventing another medication epidemic. David A. Fiellin, MD, worries that otherwise, the trajectory of benzodiazepine prescriptions might lead to a situation that resembles the opioid crisis.

    Source: Yale Medicine
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  • Antidepressants Are Safe: Final Word?

    Results from a large umbrella review of 45 meta-analyses that included > 1000 observational studies show that “there is no convincing evidence of a link between antidepressant use and adverse health outcomes.” According to Medscape: “Some experts urge caution in interpreting the results. "While the methods of this review are sound … and the discussion of these meta-analyses is balanced, an important limitation of meta-analysis and umbrella reviews is the risk of reductionism," write Michael Bloch, MD, Victor Avila-Quintero, MD, and Jose Flores, MD, PhD, all from Yale University School of Medicine. The editorialists say determining the risks of medication exposure during pregnancy is "important and of great concern" to families, physicians, and children. "Systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and the umbrella reviews will report more precise estimates of associations that are subject to confounding and bias, leading to false accuracy and certainty," they conclude.

    Source: Antidepressants Are Safe: Final Word?
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  • Treatment Resistant Depression&Rapid-Acting Antidepressants

    Ketamine, originally used as an anesthesia medicine and later abused as a "club drug," may be one of the most important developments for treating depression. Dr. John H. Krystal, M.D., chair of the Yale School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and professor of translational research, psychiatry and neuroscience, discusses his groundbreaking study on the subject.

    Source: PBS
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