Comparative effectiveness of group v. individual trauma-focused treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans
Group cognitive processing therapy (CPT) was associated with a slightly smaller reduction of PTSD symptom severity than individual CPT or prolonged exposure (PE) in veterans at the end of residential treatment. There were no differences at 4-month follow-up.Source: Psychological Medicine
Griffith Receives Cato T. Laurencin M.D., Ph.D. Lifetime Research Award at National Medical Association Event
Ezra Griffith, MD, professor emeritus of psychiatry, was recently honored with the Cato T. Laurencin MD, PhD Lifetime Research Award, the highest annual research award given by the W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute.Source: EIN Presswire
Yale-developed Technology Restores Cell, Organ Function in Pigs After Death
Using a new technology they developed that delivers a specially designed cell-protective fluid to organs and tissues, the researchers restored blood circulation and other cellular functions in pigs a full hour after their deaths.Source: YaleNews
Did COVID-19 Precautions Hurt My Young Kid’s Cognitive and Emotional Growth?
Resident Sandhira Wijayaratne, MD, writes in Everyday Health about the possible impact protecting his young son from COVID-19 could have on the boy's cognitive development during this impressionable early period.Source: Everyday Health
Association of Distress Due to Systemic Racism and Racial Disparities With Psychopathology and Suicidal Ideation Among US Veterans During the COVID-19 Pandemic
A team of Yale Psychiatry researchers analyzed data from a national sample of US veterans to examine the prevalence of perceived systemic racism and racial disparities in COVID-19–related health outcomes and the association of racism-related distress with internalizing and externalizing psychopathology and suicidal ideation during the pandemic.Source: The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
New Online Training for Mental Health Providers Benefits LGBTQ Community
Mental health providers can learn to deliver evidence-based LGBTQ-affirmative cognitive therapy through low-cost online training, which would help deliver more evidence-based mental health care to LGBTQ people and support its implementation across practice settings, according to a new study by Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) researchers.
Fortunati Talks About Heat Impact on Mental Health
Frank Fortunati, MD, JD, Frank Fortunati, MD, JD, assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and associate chief of psychiatry at Yale New Haven Hospital spoke with NBC Connecticut about the impact of heat on mental health.Source: NBC Connecticut
Yale Scientists Identify Genetic Risk Factors for Opioid Use and Related Substance Use Disorders
A new human genomics study led by Yale scientists has identified genetic risk factors for opioid use disorder (OUD) and related substance use disorders according to a new large-scale genome-wide association study – increasing the number of risk genes known from 1 to 19.
Pharmacy Deserts: More Than Where Pharmacies Are
Walter S. Mathis, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is senior author of a paper in Journal of the American Pharmacists Association that assesses pharmacy deserts using travel time rather than distance from a person's home.Source: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
In a time of crisis, treating substance use disorders by sharing knowledge
Substance use disorders are among the most complex of all chronic diseases--made even more challenging by the ever-changing chemistry of street drugs. At CMHC, the simple, time-honored practice of sharing knowledge is helping to support patients who use substances and their providers.
Yale Study: Opioid Tapering Support Using a Web-based App
Sara N. Edmond, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is first author of a paper in Contemporary Clinical Trials that describes the development and protocols of a web-based program designed to support patients willing to consider an opioid taper.Source: Contemporary Clinical Trials