De Figueiredo on Advisory Committee at 25th World Congress of International College of Psychosomatic Medicine
John M. de Figueiredo, MD, ScD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, was a member of the International Advisory Committee of the 25th World Congress of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine which took place in Florence, Italy, on September 11-13, 2019
Yarnell-Mac Grory to Serve on Rhode Island Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force
Stephanie Yarnell-Mac Grory, MD, PhD, Clinical Instructor in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, has been elected to serve on Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force.
Are Young CT Smokers Being Forced to Quit Cold Turkey?
Grace Kong, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Lisa Fucito, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, spoke to the New Haven Register for a story about a new law in Connecticut that raises the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21.
Cook: When Men Are Sexually Abused in the Military
Joan Cook, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, is co-author of a letter to the editor in the October 2 New York Times titled, "When Men Are Sexually Abused in the Military." Cook is the principal investigator of a study that is looking at how to encourage sexual and gender minority men to engage in treatment for past sexual abuse.
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.
Suicide is Preventable. So, How Can We Help Our Teens?
Suicide is preventable, but rates of suicide are increasing worldwide, and it is now the second leading cause of death in adolescents and young adults (unintentional motor vehicle accidents are first). Going to the emergency room may be the smartest thing these teenagers can do.
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.