Daydreaming puts the brain in a state of wakeful rest, allowing the connection of brain regions known as the Default Mode Network (DMN) to interact. The DMN is now a topic of investigation for researchers trying to understand why women are at a higher risk for Alzheimer's Disease than men.
- January 12, 2023Source: NBC THINK
Joan Cook, PhD, professor of psychiatry, writes on NBC THINK that treatment should be considered for the 6-year-old boy who shot a teacher in Virginia in January.
- 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).
- January 11, 2023Source: YaleNews
Technology shows great promise in helping clinicians link mental health disorders to abnormal brain activity, but work remains for illnesses such as PTSD.
- January 10, 2023Source: Newsweek
Joan Cook, PhD, professor of psychiatry, writes in Newsweek about gun safety in the wake of the shooting of a teacher by a 6-year-old boy in Virginia.
- January 03, 2023
A new empirical study conducted by researchers at Yale School of Medicine, the University of Hartford, and New York University shows how bias is embedded in the very ways healthcare organizations operate.
- December 23, 2022Source: NBC Connecticut
A researcher at Yale University is taking a closer look at how CBD affects women because most studies only focus on men. Her study, funded by WHRY, could help better inform women about dosing and how best to use the product for issues like anxiety and pain management.
- December 21, 2022
On the eve of his retirement, Michael Rowe reflects on his career as a sociologist of mental health.
- December 08, 2022
The work and contributions of Miraj Desai, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, were referenced multiple times in the groundbreaking report, "Racism in the U.S. Health System: The Transformation We Need," led by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), with consultation support from CoCreative.
- December 07, 2022
Joanne Corvino and her colleagues in the Yale Psychotherapy Development Center (YPDC) don’t give each other gifts for the holidays, but don’t mistake them for Scrooges. This year, like so many years before, they will follow their tradition of buying toys, clothing, gift cards, books, sporting equipment, and household necessities for people in need in the New Haven community. The gifts will be wrapped during the center’s annual holiday party, then delivered to families who receive assistance from Christian Community Action (CCA), a local nonprofit organization that provides emergency and transitional housing, as well as other services, to people in need.