Correlates of Homelessness Among Patients in Methadone Maintenance Treatment
Marina Gaeta, a fourth-year Yale School of Medicine student, and Declan Barry, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper published in Medical Care that evaluates the correlates of homelessness among patients enrolled in low-barrier-to-treatment-access methadone maintenance treatment programs for opioid use disorder.Source: Medical Care
WHRY Funds Study on How CBD Affects the Brain
Women’s Health Research at Yale announced funding to investigate how the presumably non-intoxicating cannabis ingredient cannabidiol (CBD) affects the brain, and if it affects women and men differently. CBD use is growing in popularity exponentially, yet the safety and effectiveness of this non-regulated category of products are unknown.
Simulation in Addiction Education
In recent years, high-fidelity simulation has proven to be a significantly effective teaching tool in psychiatry and specifically in the treatment of addiction and substance abuse. High-fidelity simulation recreates real-life medical scenarios in a safe learning environment and results in improved medical care and better patient outcomes.Source: Simulation in Addiction Education
Preliminary in vivo evidence of lower hippocampal synaptic density in cannabis use disorder
Adolescent and adult rodents exposed to repeated administration of cannabinoids show persistent microstructural changes in the hippocampus both pre- and post-synaptically, a new study by Yale Psychiatry researchers has found.Source: Molecular Psychiatry
Antipsychotic Medication Prescriptions for Homeless and Unstably Housed Veterans in the VA Health Care System
Jack Tsai, PhD, Associate Professor Adjunct of Psychiatry, and Rajiv Radhakrishnan, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, are co-authors of a study that examined antipsychotic medication use and correlates of antipsychotic medication prescriptions among homeless and unstably housed veterans.Source: The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Why Are Some Scientists Turning Away From Brain Scans?
Joy Hirsch, PhD, Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Neuroscience, is using an alternative to brain scans to study the "social brain" - what happens when people talk, touch or make eye contact.Source: The Associated Press
The Association Between Binge Eating, Obesity, and Addiction
Stephanie Yarnell-Mac Grory, MD, PhD, Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry; Robert "Blake" Werner, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; and Luming Li, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, co-authored a chapter in the soon-to-be-published book Textbook of Addiction Treatment.Source: Textbook of Addiction Treatment
Yale Study: Suicide During COVID-19 Quarantine
Thomas Mitchell, MD, a third-year resident, and Luming Li, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry are co-authors of a paper that studied suicide mortality data during the period of strict stay-at-home quarantine measures in Connecticut during the COVID-19 pandemic.Source: Psychiatry Research
Rhee: Trends in Co-Prescribing of Opioids and Opioid Potentiators Among U.S. Adults, 2007–2018
Lead author Greg Rhee, PhD, Assistant Professor Adjunct in the Department of Psychiatry, explores trends in co-prescribing opioids and opioid potentiators among U.S. adults in a recent article published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Treatment with Genetically Altered Viruses Targets and Destroys Ovarian Cancer in Mice
Researchers have successfully eliminated chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer cells in mice using a single injection of two viruses genetically combined and altered to be safe, leading to long-term survival and demonstrating a potential breakthrough treatment for women.
Systematic Review of Racial Disparities in Clozapine Prescribing
J. Corey Williams, MD, a graduate of the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program, collaborated with Cenk Tek, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Vinod Srihari, MD, Professor of Psychiatry to conduct a systematic review of published evidence on clozapine prescribing disparities across racial and ethnic categories.Source: Schizophrenia Research
Clearing the Haze: What Do We Still Need to Learn About Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems?
Important questions remain regarding the relative benefits versus risks of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). In light of these challenges, the authors propose key ENDS research priorities to address these gaps.Source: Cancer Prevention Research
Yale Study: Diaper Need is Associated with Pediatric Care Utilization
Kunmi Sobowale, MD; Ashley Clayton, MA; and Megan Smith, DrPH, MPH, co-authored a paper in The Journal of Pediatrics that found lack of access to diapers was associated with more frequent pediatric visits for treatment of diaper rash and urinary tract infections.Source: The Journal of Pediatrics
Yale Study: Trends in the Use of Buprenorphine in US Emergency Departments, 2002-2017
Greg Rhee, PhD, Assistant Professor Adjunct, is first author of a paper published in JAMA Network Open that examines the trends of buprenorphine use in emergency departments in the United States from 2002 (when it was approved) through 2017.Source: JAMA Network Open
WHRY Funds Study on Psychological Resilience in COVID-19 Health Care Providers
Women’s Health Research at Yale announced funding for a new collaborative study with researchers at Mt. Sinai Medical Hospital in New York on the personal and professional stressors and coping strategies of frontline health care providers confronting the COVID-19 pandemic
Debates Regarding the Classification, Categorization, and Conceptualization of Problematic Internet Use and Video Gaming
Stephanie Yarnell-Mac Grory, MD, PhD, and Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, are the first and senior authors, respectively, of the paper, "Debates Regarding the Classification, Categorization, and Conceptualization of Problematic Internet Use and Video Gaming."Source: Oxford Handbook on Digital Technologies and Mental Health
WHRY Launches Studies on Endometrial Cancer, Addiction to Opioids, and Stroke
While continuing to focus on the impacts of COVID-19, the center has enlarged its research portfolio to include new projects on the prevention of endometrial cancer in a growing cohort of women at high risk, non-opioid pain management following a cesarean section for women with opioid use disorder who are in recovery, and sex differences in stroke.