Displaced Children, Youth, and Families Traumatized by War and Violent Conflict in Ukraine and Beyond
Yale Child Study Center Professor James F. Leckman, MD, PhD reflects on a recent international conference in Warsaw, Poland and the mental health needs of displaced children and families traumatized by war.
Four Yale Researchers Honored at the 2022 Association for Clinical and Translational Science Awards
The collaboration that advanced the discovery of ketamine as a treatment for depression was among four Yale award winners at the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) annual meeting held in Chicago from April 20 through 22.
Polygenic Risk Score Research on Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Dr. Fernandez of Yale School of Medicine will use Allelica's PRS technology to better understand the genetic basis for multiple childhood neuropsychiatric disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), ADHD, anxiety disorders, Tourette Syndrome, chronic tic disorders, motor stereotypies, and autism spectrum disorders.Source: PR Newswire
FDA Office of Minority Health and Health Equity Collaborates With School of Medicine to Promote Clinical Trials Diversity
Yale made great strides in this area at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the work now being funded will build on that work by further refining approaches to building trust and participation in clinical trials in diverse communities across the country.
Helping Our Students Achieve ‘Post-Traumatic Growth’
At any point in time, 1 in 5 children under the age of 18 are in need of behavioral-health services, and 80 percent of those children do not have access to the care they need. These numbers are now higher. Since the end of March 2020, nationwide and around the world, behavioral-health visits to emergency rooms for issues including anxiety, depression, and suicidality among children have been climbing steadily.Source: Education Week
Scholastic On Our Minds Blog: New Book From Dr. Linda C. Mayes: The Educator’s Guide to Understanding Child Development
Scholastic has released a new professional book, The Educator’s Guide to Understanding Child Development: Supporting Healthy Academic and Emotional Growth, by Dr. Linda C. Mayes, the Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology; Chair of the Yale Child Study Center; and steering committee member of the Yale Child Study Center + Scholastic Collaborative for Child and Family Resilience.Source: Scholastic On Our Minds Blog
Major Federal Translational Science Support Is Renewed for Yale School of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine has been awarded nearly $63.7 million over the next five years from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to renew its five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) to accelerate research discoveries that can have a positive impact on health.
New Model Helps Map the Individual Variations of Mental Illness
Yale researchers have developed a novel framework for the emerging field of “computational psychiatry,” which blends neuroimaging, pharmacology, biophysical modeling, and neural gene expression to map these variations in individual symptoms to specific neural circuits.Source: YaleNews
Brain Tissue Yields Clues to Causes of PTSD
A post-mortem analysis of brain tissue from people who had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may help explain enduring mysteries about the disorder, such as why women are more susceptible to it and whether a dampened immune system response plays a role in dealing with stress.Source: YaleNews
For Yale’s Emerging Psychiatrists, Confronting Racism Is in the Curriculum
“The social justice curriculum is an important part of our broader effort to improve the culture of our department with respect to diversity and inclusion, and to bring the many legacies of racism to an end as rapidly as we can,” said department chair Dr. John Krystal.Source: YaleNews