Physicians at Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital Launch Telehealth Services in Response to COVID-19
When the COVID-19 pandemic began forcing people across the state and nation into self-imposed quarantine earlier this spring, the care providers and staff at Yale New Haven Psychiatry Hospital (YNHPH) knew they had to find innovative ways to continue providing services to patients — regardless of whether they could meet in person.
Homeless People Are Among the Most Vulnerable to the Coronavirus. Yale Psychiatry's Lo is Making Sure They Still Receive Care Amid the Pandemic.
The homeless are among one of the most vulnerable groups of people impacted by COVID-19. That means providing care to the homeless is even more vital amid a pandemic. To meet that need, Emma Lo, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and attending physician for the Street Psychiatry program at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC), has been continuing her work even in the face of challenges presented by the statewide stay-at-home order and social distancing.
Don't Jump for Joy over New FDA-approved Postpartum Depression Medicine Yet
Kimberly Yonkers, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences cautions new mothers who may consider taking the new FDA-approved medication for postpartum depression in an opinion piece published in USA Today.Source: USA Today
Bruce inducted into Gold Humanism Honor Society at NYU
Neil Bruce, MD, who completed his general psychiatry residency at Yale, has been inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society Resident/Fellow Chapter at NYU, where he is Chief Resident Physician for the NYU Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program.
Research Note: Irritability and ADHD medications
Irritability is common across psychiatric diagnoses, but is especially common in children with ADHD. Some common ADHD medications are purported to increase irritability, leading doctors and families to avoid them, even though medication is a highly effective treatment.
Student-run clinic provides free mental health services to local immigrant community
Uninsured, largely undocumented, Spanish-speaking immigrants in the Fair Haven community now have improved access to much-needed mental health services thanks to the HAVEN Free Clinic Behavioral Health Program for Depression. The program is a model for integrating mental health interventions into the services of a student managed free clinic.
Treating the mind as well as the body
Mark Rego, M.D., HS ’89, and James Phillips, M.D., HS ’74, traveled to Peru for the first time in 2004 as members of a Peruvian American Medical Society (PAMS) mission to Ayacucho, a city of 150,000 high in the Andes. Each year PAMS brings a team of more than 100 physicians, nurses, and medical students to Peru to provide medical services.Source: Yale Medicine Magazine
Commentary: "When religion and dieting collide: What did you give up for Lent?"
Robin M. Masheb, PhD has co-authored a Huffington Post Healthy Living article which encourages readers to change the cultural conversation by giving up 'Fat Talk.' Dr. Masheb is an assistant professor of psychiatry and the associate director of the Program for Obesity, Weight and Eating Research at Yale School of Medicine.Source: HuffPost Healthy Living
Newtown hires mental health professional to serve the community
In the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the town of Newtown has retained the services of Jill L. Barron, MD, MHS, to serve as a trauma mental health advisor and expert. Dr. Barron, a lecturer and the associate clerkship director in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, will ensure that mental health services are coordinated and delivered in the most effective and efficient manner to those most in need.Source: The Newtown Bee
New Wellness Center to treat the body as well as the mind
One out three people seeking mental health care at Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC) in New Haven can’t identify their primary care doctor. Yet research has shown that people with serious mental illnesses have a higher prevalence of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other chronic health problems, and have a lifespan that, on average, is 25 years shorter than that of most Americans.