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.
Mental Health Issues Linked to Higher Risk of Breakthrough COVID Infections
John Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience, and of Psychology, and chair of the Department of Psychiatry, spoke to US News & World Report about new findings that people with mental health conditions may be at higher risk for COVID-19.Source: US News & World Report
Despite Precautions, COVID-19 Pandemic Disproportionately Impacts People From Minoritized Backgrounds
A new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine has found that people from racial and ethnic minoritized backgrounds have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic despite being more likely to engage in health and safety precautions than their white counterparts.
‘Running Sprints During A Marathon’: Experts Say Mental Health Suffering As COVID Rages On
“It’s hard, because we had these expectations that things were getting better and now they’re getting worse,” said Dr. Peter Morgan, chair of psychiatry at Bridgeport hospital and associate professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine.Source: Connecticut Post
COVID-19 and PTSD: Assessing the Pandemic’s Toll on Mental Health
As researchers and clinicians continue to grapple with the psychological fallout from COVID-19, a growing body of literature has examined the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the general public. Women’s Health Research at Yale and its collaborators published a study questioning how these estimates vary so greatly and if such wide swaths of the public can truly be suffering from pandemic-related PTSD.
Ivy Shares Experience with Burnout, Depression on Becker's Hospital Review Podcast
Michael Ivy, MD, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Yale New Haven Health, shares his experience with burnout and depression on this episode and shared advice for executives on supporting clinical staff.Source: Becker's Hospital Review
Large Genomic Analysis Highlights COVID-19 Risk Factors
In March 2020, thousands of scientists around the world, including Yale's Renato Polimanti, PhD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Gita Pathak, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate; and Frank Wendt, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, united to answer a pressing and complex question: What genetic factors influence why some COVID-19 patients develop severe, life-threatening disease requiring hospitalization, while others escape with mild symptoms or none at all?
White Gives Tips on Overcoming Fear of Needles as We Reach for Herd Immunity with COVID Vaccine
In order to reach herd immunity, that may mean some of us are going to have to get over their fear of needles. News 8 spoke with Marney White, PhD, MS, clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and of Psychiatry, to find out some easy ways to try and cope.Source: WTNH
Yale's Cedarhurst School Addresses Special Education Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic
In early March 2020, leaders of Cedarhurst anticipated likely closure of their school building as the COVID-19 pandemic grew. The teachers and staff launched an intensive effort to create a comprehensive distance learning program, modifying curricula and addressing internet connectivity and technology resources for students.
HEALTH NOTES: FDA Warns of Potential Inaccurate Readings of Pulse Oximeters, Citing Report on Race
Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert concerning the use of pulse oximeters to measure blood oxygen levels, warning that the devices “have limitations and a risk of inaccuracy under certain circumstances that should be considered.”
Cultural Sources of Strength and Resilience: A Case Study of Holistic Wellness Boxes for COVID-19 Response in Indigenous Communities
Stefanie Gillson, MD, Fourth-Year Resident in Psychiatry, co-authored an article describing how the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Great Lakes Hub began sending holistic wellness boxes to community partners in 11 tribal communities, to help support them during the COVID-19 pandemic.Source: Frontiers in Sociology
Yale Psych NP Offers Mindfulness Strategies During Pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretched into its fifth month in July, Joanne DeSanto Iennaco, ’05 MPhil, ’09 PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC knew it was time to update her view of the problem. Drawing on her clinical and faculty experience as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner and her second lens as an epidemiologist, Iennaco reframed the problem not as a temporary crisis, but as a new normal. And that change called for a different mental health strategy.Source: YSN website
Yale doctor shares advice on coping with high-stress times amid the pandemic
For many people, the pandemic has been a time of high stress that is taking its toll on the mental health of so many. The definition of mental health is the ability to work and love, according to Yale neuropsychiatrist Arman Fesharaki. Times like a pandemic can wreak havoc on that.Source: News 8 WTNH-TV