Pollard, Hoge offer recommendations to develop workforce in Coordinated Specialty Care
Jessica Pollard, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Michael Hoge, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, developed a set of competencies and provided recommendations to promote the workforce in Coordinated Specialty Care for early psychosis.
Pollard elected Chair of APHA's Mental Health Section
Jessica Pollard, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Director of the Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP) Clinic based at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, has been elected Chair of the Mental Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA).
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.
Garakani Named Outstanding Young Alumnus by SUNY Upstate Medical University
Amir Garakani, MD, DFAPA, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and chair of psychiatry and behavioral health at Greenwich Hospital, has been named Outstanding Young Alumnus by SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.
Why a Placebo Can Work — Even When You Know It's Fake
John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience, and of Psychology; and Chair of the Yale Department of Psychiatry, spoke to National Geographic for a story about the effectiveness of placebo pills.Source: National Geographic
Calhoun: Slavery and Racism Drive a Toxic Double Standard About Breastfeeding
Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, a resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, writes in The Washington Post that even as women face pressure to breastfeed during the formula shortage, Black women confront counterpressure and less support.Source: The Washington Post