Strategies for the Management of Voices Shared in a Brazilian Hearing Voices Group
Graziela Reis, MPH; Larry Davidson, PhD; Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, and Mark Costa, MD, are co-authors of a paper in Psychiatric Quarterly that describes the voice management strategies shared in a hearing voices peer support group within a Brazilian public mental health service.Source: Psychiatric Quarterly
Desai Launches New Field of Structural Psychology
The academic and generational experiences of Miraj U. Desai, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, have come together in the Structural Health and Psychology (SHP) Lab, where Desai investigates the structural bases of health, equity, and inequity, as well as in a new field Desai created, called structural psychology. Structural psychology spans the entire translational science spectrum, inclusive of basic, clinical, community, and population health research.
The Long Shadow: A Historical Perspective on Racism in Medical Education
Nientara Anderson, MD, MHS, third-year resident, and Marco Ramos, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the history of medicine and psychiatry, are co-authors of a paper in Academic Medicine that explores the history of European racial science and medicine’s relationship to colonization and slavery and examines how this history impacts today’s medical learning environment.Source: Academic Medicine
The impact of body image dissatisfaction on psychological distress and health-related quality of life among patients in methadone treatment
Declan Barry, PhD, associate processor of psychiatry, recently published one of the first studies to examine body image dissatisfaction among patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment.Source: The American Journal on Addictions
Breaking Through Social Determinants of Health: Imani Breakthrough
Affiliates of Imani Breakthrough, including first author Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, and Chyrell Bellamy, MD, MSW, chronicle the program in Journal of Substance Use and Addiction Treatment. Imani Breakthrough is a two-phase 22-week intervention developed by the community, run by facilitators with lived experience and church members, that is implemented in Black and Latinx church settings.Source: Journal of Substance Use and Addiction Treatment
Yale Study: Transdiagnostic Connectome-Based Prediction of Craving
Kathleen Garrison, PhD; Rajita Sinha, PhD; Marc Potenza, MD, PhD; and Dustin Scheinost, PhD, are co-authors of a paper in American Journal of Psychiatry that uses connectome-based predictive modeling to predict self-reported craving from brain functional connectivity data.Source: American Journal of Psychiatry
Open Inquiry Initiative: The Intellectually Honest Case for Social and Emotional Learning
Michael Strambler, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, is author of the op-ed "Open Inquiry Initiative: The Intellectually Honest Case for Social and Emotional Learning" in Discourse Magazine.Source: Discourse Magazine
Academic Medical Centers and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: A 75-Year Partnership Influences Medical Education, Scientific Discovery, and Clinical Care
Ismene Petrakis, MD, professor of psychiatry and chief of psychiatry at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, is first author of a paper in Academic Medicine that highlights the partnership between academic medical centers and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.Source: Academic Medicine
In conversation with Nii Addy
In honor of its 25th anniversary, Nature Neuroscience spoke to Dr. Nii Addy, the Albert E. Kent Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, and the inaugural Director of Scientist Diversity and Inclusion at Yale School of Medicine.Source: Nature Neuroscience
Associated Brain Alterations and Future Suicide Ideation in Female Adolescents and Young Adults with Mood Disorders
Hilary Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry, and in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, discusses her co-authored paper ‘Brain grey and white matter structural associations with future suicidal ideation and behaviors in adolescent and young adult females with mood disorders" on The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health podcast.Source: The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Navigating Intersectional Identities: Clinical Considerations for Working With LGBTQ Asian American Youth
Eunice Yuen, MD, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and in the Child Study Center, and Lei Zou, MD, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry, are co-authors of the paper "Navigating Intersectional Identities: Clinical Considerations for Working With LGBTQ Asian American Youth" published in Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
The Age When You Stop Feeling Young
The first members of the millennial generation, often classified as those born between about 1980 and 1996, begin to turn 43 this year. It’s the average age when Americans stop feeling young, according to a study by Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research.Source: The Wall Street Journal
National Trends in Mental Health–Related Emergency Department Visits Among Youth, 2011-2020
Greg Rhee, PhD, assistant professor adjunct of psychiatry, is corresponding author of a paper in JAMA that reviews national trends in mental health–related emergency department visits among children, adolescents, and young adults from 2011 to 2020.Source: JAMA
Yale Study: Psychiatric Comorbidity as a Prospective Predictor of Long-Term Weight and Psychosocial Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery
Valentina Ivezaj, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry; Abhaya Dilip, BS, postgraduate associate; and Carlos Grilo, PhD, professor of psychiatry and of psychology, are co-authors of a paper in General Hospital Psychiatry that examines differences in weight and psychosocial functioning outcomes based on lifetime and current (post-surgical) psychiatric comorbidity.Source: General Hospital Psychiatry
Addy Featured on PBS Series 'Healthy Minds'
Nii Addy, PhD, Albert E. Kent Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, is featured on the eighth season of the PBS television series Healthy Minds with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, which debuts nationally May 1.
Yale Researcher Awarded $40 Million to Lead New VA Study to Evaluate Esketamine for Treatment Resistant Depression
Somaia Mohamed, MD, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, is lead co-investigator of a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) study that has been awarded $40 million to evaluate the effectiveness of a novel antidepressant medicine, esketamine, for veterans and others with treatment resistant depression (TRD).
Investigating the associations of acute psychedelic experiences and changes in racial trauma symptoms, psychological flexibility, and substance use among People with Racial and Ethnic Minoritized Identities in the United States and Canada
Angela Haeny, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and a team of Yale Psychiatry researchers investigated the impact of psychedelics on substance use outcomes among people of color.Source: Journal of Substance Use and Addiction Treatment
Yale Psychiatry Faculty Facilitate Trauma Training for Ukrainian Clinicians
A group of Yale Psychiatry researchers and clinicians recently traveled to Ukraine to ensure that their colleagues have the tools they need to care for both themselves and their patients in the wake of widespread wartime trauma.