Grilo Guest Co-Editor on Special Issue of American Psychologist
Carlos Grilo, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology and Director of the Yale Program for Obesity Weight and Eating Research, served as guest co-editor on a special issue titled "Obesity: Psychosocial and Behavioral Aspects of a Modern Epidemic" in the February/March issue of the American Psychologist, the official peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the American Psychological Association.
Trainee-Led Study Seeks to Better Understand All-Cause Mortality in Schizophrenia Patients
A new study led by a Yale Department of Psychiatry trainee sought to better understand why people with schizophrenia have dramatically increased all-cause mortality, and whether living with severe mental illness accelerates the aging process.
Harper Research Featured by The Root Cause Coalition
Research by Annie Harper, PhD, Instructor in the Yale Department of Psychiatry is featured in the 2020 Status of Health Equity published by The Root Cause Coalition, a non-profit organization which works to achieve health equity through advocacy, education, and research.
Wilkinson: What is the Deal with Esketamine?
Samuel Wilkinson, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Director of the Yale Depression Research Program, writes in Psychiatric Times about the drug esketamine, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last year as the first rapid-acting therapy for treatment-resistant depression.
Yale Study: DNA Biomarkers Predict Hazardous Alcohol Consumption in Two Distinct Populations
Xiaoyu Liang, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and Ke Xu, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, are the first and senior authors, respectively, of a study published in Molecular Psychiatry that found a set of DNA biomarkers that may predict hazardous alcohol drinking in two cohorts. The study may motivate future studies to replicate the findings and to establish genomic biomarkers for psychiatric disorders.
O'Dell, Mecca Awarded Travel Scholarships
Ryan O’Dell, MD, PhD, a third-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, and Adam Mecca, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, were both awarded the Human Amyloid Imaging 2020 Travel Scholarship for the organization’s annual conference in January 2020.
Substance Use Disorders in Later Life: A Review and Synthesis of the Literature of an Emerging Public Health Concern
Five current and former Yale Department of Psychiatry faculty and trainees contributed to a paper published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry that provides a clinical review and synthesis of existing literature around subsance use in later life.
Grilo Commentary: Smartphone-Assisted Self-Help for Binge Eating
Carlos M. Grilo, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology, comments in The American Journal of Psychiatry on a controlled trial that tested a smartphone-assisted delivery of cognitive-behavioral therapy via guided self-help for adults with binge-eating disorder or bulimia nervosa.
Jordan, Klingensmith, Wasser Appointed Associate Program Directors for Psychiatry Residency
Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Katherine Klingensmith, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; and Tobias Wasser, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, have been appointed Associate Program Directors for the Yale Department of Psychiatry Residency Program.
Grilo Co-Author of Paper That Details Changes to ICD-11 Classification System
Carlos Grilo, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology and Director of the Program for Obesity Weight and Eating Research (POWER) at Yale, is co-author of a paper published in BMC Medicine that details the recently approved 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD).
Three Faculty Honored With VA Career Development Award
Lynnette Averill, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Lorig Kachadourian, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; and Janitza Montalvo-Ortiz, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, were honored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with its Career Development Award.
Wilkins, Goldenberg Appointed to New Medical Student Education Leadership Positions
Kirsten Wilkins, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, has been named Director of Medical Student Education overseeing all medical student education in the Yale Department of Psychiatry. Matthew Goldenberg, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, has been named Psychiatry Clerkship Director.
Yale Review: Opioid Use in Pregnancy
Amalia Londono Tobon, MD, Clinical Fellow in the Yale Child Study Center; Erin Habecker, MD, a 2019 graduate of the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program; and Ariadna Forray, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, are co-authors of a paper published in Current Psychiatry Reports that reviews recent evidence of perinatal outcomes and treatment of opioid use disorder during pregnancy.
MoMba App: Hopelab and Elevate Team Up on Social Media Application
Elevate, a policy lab at Yale School of Medicine and Hopelab, a social innovation lab in San Francisco, Calif., recently teamed up in a collaboration focused on the MoMba® app, a social media application designed to strengthen the mental health of mothers as well as their connections with their young children.
How Ageism Negatively Affects Older People’s Health
Bias against age is prevalent in many societies, embedded into societal institutions and expressed in individual perceptions and behaviors, and studies have shown that ageism can negatively affect older people’s health. As the aging population around the world continues to grow, these biases could add to already skyrocketing health care costs, say experts.