Department's Doctoral Internship in Clinical & Community Psychology Ranked #4 by U.S. News & World Report
The Yale Department of Psychiatry’s Doctoral Internship in Clinical & Community Psychology has been recognized as one of the most sought-after psychology internships in the United States, according to the website Online Psychology Degrees.
What Prevention and Treatment of Substance Dependence Can Tell Us About Addressing Violent Extremism
A growing body of evidence suggests that participation in violent extremism often feels much like substance addiction to those involved and that these experiential similarities likely are supported by common neurobiological pathways. James Kimmel, Jr.'s collaborative research between the Yale School of Medicine and Yale Law School is cited in support of these findings.Source: RAND Corporation
Tribute to a Retiring Physician: Marshal Mandelkern, MD, PhD
Marshal Mandelkern, MD, PhD, associate clinical professor of psychiatry, will retire January 16, 2022. He was chair of psychiatry at the former Hospital of Saint Raphael and most recently associate medical director at large at Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital.
Transient Neuronal Suppression for Exploitation of New Sensory Evidence
In noisy but stationary environments, decisions should be based on the temporal integration of sequentially sampled evidence, but it remains poorly understood how decisions should be made in the face of dynamically changing sensory evidence. According to a new study published in Nature Communications, abrupt change in evidence leads to a brief suppression of behavioral response, which parallels a corresponding dip in neural activity. Yale Department of Psychiatry scientists Hyojung Seo, PhD, and John D. Murray, PhD, are co-authors.Source: Nature Communications
YCCI’s Tesheia Johnson Appointed to CTSA Steering Committee
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has announced the new members of its Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program steering committee, including Yale School of Medicine Director of Clinical Research and Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) Chief Operating Officer Tesheia Johnson, MBA, MHS. The steering committee provides direction to NCATS and the more than 60 CTSA-funded institutions around the country, including Yale.
Hippocampal Acetylcholine Modulates Stress-Related Behaviors Independent of Speciﬁc Cholinergic Inputs
Yann Mineur, PhD, MS, research scientist in psychiatry, and Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology, are first and senior authors, respectively of a paper in Molecular Psychiatry that studied acetylcholine release in the hippocampus in response to stress.Source: Molecular Psychiatry
‘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
Cindy Crusto, PhD, New Associate Dean for Gender Equity, Brings a Focus on Systems Change and Intersectionality
Psychiatry professor Cindy Crusto, PhD, has accepted the role of Associate Dean for Gender Equity and director of the Office for Women in Medicine and Science beginning in January 2022.
How To Get Your Pre-Pandemic Sleep Schedule Back
Susan Rubman, PhD, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry, and Lynelle Schneeberg, PsyD, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry, spoke to HuffPost about strategies to recreate good sleep habits that may have been disrupted during the pandemic.Source: HuffPost
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
New‐Onset and Exacerbated Insomnia Symptoms During the COVID‐19 Pandemic in US Military Veterans
Jason DeViva, PhD; Peter Na, MD, MPH; and Robert Pietrzak, PhD, MPH are co-authors of a study in Journal of Sleep Research that evaluated pre- and pandemic-related factors associated with new-onset and exacerbated insomnia symptoms in a nationally representative sample of 3,078 United States military veteransSource: Journal of Sleep Research
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.