‘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
Cannabis and Psychosis: Recent Epidemiological Findings Continuing the “Causality Debate”
In a new piece published in The American Journal of Psychiatry, Suhas Ganeesh, MD, postdoctoral associate in psychiatry, and Deepak Cyril D'Souza, MD, professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, argue that if cannabis caused psychosis, then the increases in the rates of cannabis use should be accompanied by a parallel increase in the rates of psychosis.Source: The American Journal of Psychiatry
Nikayin, Ostroff: Advanced Training in Interventional Psychiatry
Sina Nikayin, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and Robert Ostroff, MD, co-medical director of the Interventional Psychiatry Service at Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, are co-authors of a paper in Journal of the Neurological Sciences that describes interventional psychiatry training at Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital.Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
For those battling mental illness, cards deliver hope during the holidays
In 2019, Katherine Ponte, JD, MBA, lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, created a program called Psych Ward Greeting Cards to bring hope and comfort — via greeting cards with inspirational messages and sometimes small gifts — to hospitalized patients in psychiatric wards. Through the program, people donate store-bought or handmade greeting cards to Ponte in which they write notes of encouragement or messages of hope for recovery.Source: Yale News
Would You Pay Someone to Listen to You Vent? The Rise of 'Professional Listeners'
Sofia Noori, MD, MPH, clinical instructor in psychiatry, spoke to Salon for a story about the growing industry of professional listeners. She said there is an ethical gray area when wellness services and mental health services are mistaken for each other.Source: Salon
Solomon: My Book Was Censored in China. Now It’s Blacklisted — in Texas.
"Finding my work thus blacklisted disturbingly evoked a childhood during which I was shunned and abused for being gay, in which I felt ashamed, defenseless, sad and epically vulnerable," writes Andrew Solomon, PhD, Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine in a new essay for The New York Times.Source: The New York Times
Black: The next hospital crisis is coming. Let’s hope the U.S. is prepared
There is another emerging crisis that could catch us again unprepared and last for decades: hospital emergencies stemming from dementia, writes Carmen Black, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, in a new op-ed for the Los Angeles Times.Source: Los Angeles Times
Black: We Need to Depolice Mental Illness Health Care—Now
"Agitated behavior unfortunately can cause injuries in the same way that an intentional security threat might. But behavioral emergencies are drastically different to security threats, because they hold no criminal intent. Rather, they begin when patients have trouble coping with sad news, when marginalized patients are provoked by discriminatory provider behaviors, and—most often—when patients become confused or disoriented by severe medical and psychiatric disease," writes Carmen Black, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, in a new op-ed published in Newsweek.Source: Newsweek
Psychiatric Times Case-Based Psych Perspectives: Managing Patients With Treatment-Resistant Depression
Lisa Harding, MD, Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, recently participated in a discussion, hosted by the Psychiatric Times, aimed at sharing insights in diagnosing treatment-resistant depression [TRD] and reasons for inadequate treatment response with antidepressant therapy.Source: Psychiatric Times
Powers Receives the Carol and Gene Ludwig Award for Early Career Research
Albert Powers, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, and Medical Director and Associate Director of the Yale PRIME Psychosis Risk Research Clinic, has received the Carol and Gene Ludwig Award for Early Career Research from the Carol and Gene Ludwig Family Foundation.
Blumberg Receives 2021 V. Sagar Sethi, M.D. Mental Health Research Award
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, received the 2021 V. Sagar Sethi, M.D. Mental Health Research Award at a virtual ceremony October 3.
Physical activity changes during behavioral weight loss treatment by Latinx patients with obesity with and without binge eating disorder
"This study addresses several important areas that are underrepresented in the literature. Notably, this study focused on Spanish-speaking-only Latinx individuals who are underrepresented in treatment research on both binge-eating disorder and on obesity. Understanding the effects of existing treatments in culturally diverse samples is imperative so that treatments can be refined and effectively disseminated more broadly. Additionally, evaluating specific behavioral changes that are components of complex interventions may contribute to a better understanding of ways to enhance treatment outcomes and to guide more targeted dismantling studies," said Carlos Grilo, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology and Director of the Program for Obesity Weight and Eating Research (POWER).Source: Obesity
Technology Overuse and the Fear of "Digital Dementia": What You Need to Know
Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience, recently spoke with Discover Magazine about the impact of technology and screen time on cognitive function.Source: Discover Magazine
Black Discusses Health Disparities, Racism in Hamden's Neighborhoods with New Haven Register
Hamden's neighborhoods with the greatest percentage of residents identifying as white have a higher average life expectancy than areas with more residents of color, who are more likely to experience adverse health outcomes, according to a new report. Carmen Black, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, who studies the effect of racial discrimination on patient care, discussed the report's findings with the New Haven Register.Source: New Haven Register