Rhee, Rosenheck: Why Are Black Adults Over-Represented Among Individuals Who Have Experienced Lifetime Homelessness?
Although previous studies suggested that black homeless men have higher rates of drug abuse than white homeless men, the findings highlight the fact that black–white disparities in lifetime homeless risk are associated with socio-structural factors (eg, income and incarceration) and individual adverse events (eg, traumatic events), and not associated with psychiatric or substance use disorders.Source: Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
van Dyck: Combating Heightened Social Isolation of Nursing Home Elders: The Telephone Outreach in the COVID-19 Outbreak Program
In a new article by lead author Laura van Dyck, a fifth-year MD student planning on going into Geriatric Psychiatry, Social isolation and loneliness in nursing home seniors—a common concern now exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic—is partly relieved by our replicable telephone outreach program.Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Conroy: The COVID-19 AAGP Online Trainee Curriculum: Development and Method of Initial Evaluation
With the disruption of in-person geriatric psychiatry residency education by the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAGP Teaching and Training Committee sought to rapidly implement a web-based geriatric psychiatry curriculum.Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Seeing Opportunity to Help Others in a Pandemic
Aniyizhai Annamalai, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, told The New Haven Register that COVID-19 “has caused more depression or exacerbation of symptoms if (people) already have anxiety or depression. The economic effects of the virus, losing jobs can make it much more pronounced.”Source: The New Haven Register
Yale Researchers Take Stem Cells One Step Closer to Replacing Parathyroid Gland Function
Yale investigators have developed a multistep process that models the biological instructions to create parathyroid gland cells from pluripotent stem cells, a significant milestone along the path toward helping people who lack the hormones released by parathyroid glands.
Cannabinoid Use in Psychotic Patients Impacts Inflammatory Levels and Their Association with Psychosis Severity
In a new study, Yale researchers, including first author and resident Claire Gibson, MD, and contributor Anahita Bassir Nia, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, measured inflammatory markers in individuals admitted to a psychiatric unit with acute psychosis who had toxicology positive for natural and/or synthetic cannabinoids compared to patients with negative cannabinoid toxicology.Source: ScienceDirect
New Study by Yale Psychiatry Researchers Identifies How to Better Screen for Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence
Despite increasing implementation of health care-based screening for intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization, there is little focus and evidence-base to inform practice and policy for IPV perpetration. Yet patients and health care providers tend to agree on many elements of how to effectively screen for IPV perpetration, a new study by Yale Psychiatry researchers concludes.
Inpatient Milieu Therapy: Considerations for Adolescent and Transitional Age Youth
The role of milieu therapy on inpatient treatment has become more prominent due to the changing landscape of hospital care, with shorter length of stay, higher patient acuity, and rapid turnover, writes Yale Psychiatry researchers.Source: Adolescent Psychiatry
Goldenberg: Assessing Affect in the COVID-19 Era
Matthew Goldenberg, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Director in the Biopsychosocial Approach to Health-Psychiatry Clerkship, recently first-authored a paper in Academic Psychiatry titled, "Being Reactive: Assessing Affect in the COVID-19 Era."Source: Academic Psychiatry
Martinez-Kaigi: The Impact of Implicit Bias on Pediatric Patients in the Pandemic Age
In the midst of a global public health crisis, medical providers find themselves on the frontline of unprecedented circumstances caring for patients as they fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) pandemic. Pediatricians are faced with the reality that COVID‐19 positions marginalized groups of children and youths at an increased vulnerability to health care inequities.Source: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Ramos, Lanzarotta, Chandler: COVID-19 Is Changing What It Means to Be a Doctor
American medicine has long functioned as an elitist institution, putting professional prestige over the well-being of patients and physicians alike. It’s time doctors unite behind the fight for health justice.Source: Boston Review