Researchers Find Correlation Between Pain and Overeating in Veterans
Over 40 percent of veterans screened by Yale researchers overate in response to physical pain at least once in the 30 days prior to being surveyed, a new study shows. The lead author of the study was Robin Masheb, PhD, Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine.
Yale Talk Podcast: Salovey, Iheanacho, Dike, Mandhry Discuss The HAPPINESS Project
Yale President Peter Salovey; Yale Department of Psychiatry faculty Theddeus Iheanacho, MD, and Charles Dike, MD; and Eddie Mandhry, Director for Africa and the Middle East for the Yale Office of International Affairs, discussed The HAPPINESS Project, which aims to improve mental health care delivery in Nigeria, on a recent Yale Talk podcast. The four men were in Lagos, Nigeria, in January, when they announced expansion of The HAPPINESS Project, which trains primary care workers in Imo State, Nigeria, to screen for, assess, and treat mental health conditions like depression, psychosis, and anxiety.Source: Yale University Office of the President
Fucito Participates in Q&A With International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Lisa Fucito, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Tobacco Treatment Service at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, participated in a Q&A with the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. She spoke about the recent advent of e-cigarette/vaping-associated lung injury (EVALI), as well as about how e-cigarette/vaping companies have learned much more quickly than healthcare providers how to influence substance habits of youth.Source: IASLC News
Antidote to Pain and Negativity? Let It Be.
Hedy Kober, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, is the corresponding author of a paper published in Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience that touts the benefits of mindfulness to help people deal with physical pain and negative emotions.
Grilo Guest Co-Editor on Special Issue of American Psychologist
Carlos Grilo, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology and Director of the Yale Program for Obesity Weight and Eating Research, served as guest co-editor on a special issue titled "Obesity: Psychosocial and Behavioral Aspects of a Modern Epidemic" in the February/March issue of the American Psychologist, the official peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the American Psychological Association.
Grilo Commentary: Smartphone-Assisted Self-Help for Binge Eating
Carlos M. Grilo, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology, comments in The American Journal of Psychiatry on a controlled trial that tested a smartphone-assisted delivery of cognitive-behavioral therapy via guided self-help for adults with binge-eating disorder or bulimia nervosa.Source: The American Journal of Psychiatry
Grilo Co-Author of Paper That Details Changes to ICD-11 Classification System
Carlos Grilo, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology and Director of the Program for Obesity Weight and Eating Research (POWER) at Yale, is co-author of a paper published in BMC Medicine that details the recently approved 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD).Source: BMC Medicine
MoMba App: Hopelab and Elevate Team Up on Social Media Application
Elevate, a policy lab at Yale School of Medicine and Hopelab, a social innovation lab in San Francisco, Calif., recently teamed up in a collaboration focused on the MoMba® app, a social media application designed to strengthen the mental health of mothers as well as their connections with their young children.
How Ageism Negatively Affects Older People’s Health
Bias against age is prevalent in many societies, embedded into societal institutions and expressed in individual perceptions and behaviors, and studies have shown that ageism can negatively affect older people’s health. As the aging population around the world continues to grow, these biases could add to already skyrocketing health care costs, say experts.Source: time.com
Male Sexual Assault: Hidden Trauma
Why is male sexual assault largely overlooked and neglected by the public, survivors themselves, and some health care professionals? Joan Cook, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, spoke to Psychiatric Times in December after she gave a Grand Rounds lecture to the department and discussed the prevalence rate of sexual violence in boys and men.Source: Psychiatric Times
New Hope For People With Serious Mental Illness
Sandra Resnick, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, spoke to the American Psychological Association's Monitor on Psychology for a story about new efforts to treat people with serious mental illness.Source: American Psychological Association Monitor on Psychology
Yale Psychiatry to Launch Public Psychiatry Track
The Yale Department of Psychiatry is creating a new track for residents who are interested in the field of Public/Community Psychiatry, broadly defined as the treatment of individuals with serious mental illness and substance use disorders who receive services supported by public funds.
Yale Review: How Brain Alterations Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
How brain alterations contribute to suicidal thoughts and behaviors is the subject of a new published review of brain scanning studies by Yale and international researchers. Hilary Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience, and Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at Yale, is the paper's lead and corresponding author.
Yale Researchers Measure Ketamine's Effects on a Glutamate Receptor
Sophie Holmes, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry, and Irina Esterlis, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, are the first and senior authors, respectively, of a study published in Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism that measured the effects of the anesthetic ketamine on a glutamate receptor.