Systematic Review of Racial Disparities in Clozapine Prescribing
J. Corey Williams, MD, a graduate of the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program, collaborated with Cenk Tek, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Vinod Srihari, MD, Professor of Psychiatry to conduct a systematic review of published evidence on clozapine prescribing disparities across racial and ethnic categories.Source: Schizophrenia Research
Colloquium will unify knowledge about mental health across disciplines
The first-ever Yale Mental Health Colloquium will bring together leading scholars in the fields of architecture, business, economics, education, law, neuroscience, psychiatry, public health, social work, and technology for a half-day conversation on the topic.
Researchers evaluate economics of Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP) clinic at Yale
Yale researchers have contributed to a paper published in The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics that studies the economic advantages to patients and third-party payers offered by the Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP) clinic at Yale.
Study suggests new way to treat people after first schizophrenia episode
Quickly identifying people who have suffered a first schizophrenic episode and treating them with coordinated, sustained services sharply boosts their chances of leading productive lives, according to a major study being published October 20. And the treatment can be provided in a typical community mental health setting, the researchers concluded.Source: The Washington Post
Video abstract: First-episode services for psychotic disorders
The Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP) program has completed the first experimental study in the U.S. demonstrating the effectiveness of a first-episode service in improving outcomes for psychotic disorders. In this video, Dr. Vinod Srihari discusses the results.Source: YouTube
"Mindmap" launches at STEP
After demonstrating quietly through several years of research that clinical care at STEP—Specialized Treatment in Early Psychosis—is effective, Vinod Srihari, MD and his team are stepping out in a more public way with Mindmap, a public information campaign aimed at improving early detection of psychotic illness.
New program reduces hospitalizations for youth with psychosis
Providing coordinated care to young people who experience their first psychotic episode reduces hospitalization costs and helps patients continue to work and go to school, according to a new study scheduled to appear online Feb. 2 in the journal Psychiatric Services.
STEP reopens, offering early intervention for psychosis
STEP, the program for Specialized Treatment in Early Psychosis, has reopened its clinical service to new admissions, addressing a critical public health gap by offering first-class care to individuals ages 16-35 in the early stages of psychotic illness.
The impact of body image dissatisfaction on psychological distress and health-related quality of life among patients in methadone treatment
Declan Barry, PhD, associate processor of psychiatry, alongside co-authors Mark Beitel, PhD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, and Meagan Carr, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, recently published one of the first studies to examine body image dissatisfaction among patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment.Source: The American Journal on Addictions
Yale Study: Transdiagnostic Connectome-Based Prediction of Craving
Kathleen Garrison, PhD; Rajita Sinha, PhD; Marc Potenza, MD, PhD; and Dustin Scheinost, PhD, are co-authors of a paper in American Journal of Psychiatry that uses connectome-based predictive modeling to predict self-reported craving from brain functional connectivity data.Source: American Journal of Psychiatry
Yale Triple R: New Initiative and Repository Connecting Research Mentors and Mentees
Traditional Internal Medicine Hospital Resident Saeed Soleymanjahi, MD, MPH started looking for research projects and mentors during the first year of his residency training at Yale, and due to workloads and time constraints, found it challenging to get connected with mentors. Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Traditional Residency program Shaili Gupta, MBBS, had been examining ways to make research mentor/mentee connection easier over the last few years.
Yale Study: Psychiatric Comorbidity as a Prospective Predictor of Long-Term Weight and Psychosocial Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery
Valentina Ivezaj, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry; Abhaya Dilip, BS, postgraduate associate; and Carlos Grilo, PhD, professor of psychiatry and of psychology, are co-authors of a paper in General Hospital Psychiatry that examines differences in weight and psychosocial functioning outcomes based on lifetime and current (post-surgical) psychiatric comorbidity.Source: General Hospital Psychiatry
Investigating the associations of acute psychedelic experiences and changes in racial trauma symptoms, psychological flexibility, and substance use among People with Racial and Ethnic Minoritized Identities in the United States and Canada
Angela Haeny, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and a team of Yale Psychiatry researchers investigated the impact of psychedelics on substance use outcomes among people of color.Source: Journal of Substance Use and Addiction Treatment