Research Suggests Male and Female Children's Brains Respond to Differently to Technology
A 2018 study by Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience, is cited in a Wall Street Journal Report that investigates brain differences that cause boys to be more interested in video games and girls to spend more time on social media.
Yale Radiology and Psychiatry Researchers Join with Penn Medicine to Create a New Center to Study Opioid Use Disorders
Opioid use disorder has reached epidemic levels in the United States. Over the last two decades, opioid-related overdose deaths increased by more than 50 percent, with nearly 50,000 in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers from Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and Penn Medicine, which comprises the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have created a new center that focuses on neuroimaging to improve our understanding of opioid use disorders and find new treatments.
Yale Study: Implementing Motivational Interviewing For Substance Misuse on Medical Inpatient Units: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Steve Martino, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, and Kimberly Yonkers, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, are the first and senior authors, respectively, of a study that looked at the effectiveness of three strategies for implementing motivational interviewing for patients who misuse substances.
Yale Study Evaluates Effectiveness of Simulation-Based Training for Resident Physicians
J. Corey Williams, MD, former resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry; Lilanthi Balasuriya, MD, MMS, a fourth-year resident; Aaron Alexander-Bloch, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; and Zheala Qayyum, MBBS, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry are co-authors of the study, “Comparing the Effectiveness of a Guide Booklet to Simulation-Based Training for Management of Acute Agitation.” The study, published in Psychiatry Quarterly, will be used to inform management practices for psychiatry and internal medicine trainees to improve patient care.
More Vaping-Related Dangers?
According to a recent Yale study, inhaling vapor from flavored e-cigarette liquid exposes users to previously undetected chemical byproducts called acetals. As a result of the study, the authors hope the FDA will begin to study the short- and long-term effects of inhaled acetals.
Changes in Alcohol Use After Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Predictors and Mechanisms
Valentina Ivezaj, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, is the first author of a review published in Current Psychiatry Reports that synthesizes the literature on predictors and mechanisms of post-bariatric alcohol problems in order to guide future research on prevention and treatment targets. Research findings suggest patients who undergo bariatric surgery have an elevated risk of developing problems with alcohol following their procedure.
Picciotto to be Recognized with Marion Spencer Fay Award
The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership of Drexel University College of Medicine will award its 2020 Marion Spencer Fay Award to Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology at Yale School of Medicine.
Endocannabinoid System Alterations in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Review of Developmental and Accumulative Effects of Trauma
Anahita Bassir Nia, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, is the first author of a paper published in Chronic Stress which reviews the long-lasting effects of trauma and chronic stress on the endocannabinoid system.
Study Will Examine Impact of Exposure to Guns Used to Threaten Female Domestic Violence Victims
Tami P. Sullivan, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, is the principal investigator on a new funded study that will examine the impact of exposure to guns used to threaten, coerce, or intimidate female domestic violence victims.
Study: How Symptom Severity and Weight Impact Perceptions of Bulimia Nervosa
Perceptions of people who have bulimia nervosa differ depending on the patient’s weight, according to a new Yale study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Janet Lydecker, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, was senior author.
McKee's Smoking Cessation Platform Earns 'Most Innovative Solution' at Yale Innovation Summit
A wearable biosensor system developed by Sherry McKee, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, and other researchers that can predict when a person will smoke based on past behavior was awarded Most Innovative Solution at the annual Yale Innovation Summit in May at Yale School of Management.
Study: The Relevance of Sex in the Assocition of Synthetic Cannabinoid Use With Psychosis and Agitation in an Inpatient Population
Anahita Bassir Nia, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, is the first author of a paper published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry that investigates the relevance of sex in the association of synthetic cannabinoid use in people with psychosis and agitation.