Psychological and Biological Resilience Modulates the Effects of Stress on Epigenetic Aging
Zachary M. Harvanek, MD, PhD; Nia Fogelman, PhD; Ke Xu, MD; and Rajita Sinha, PhD, are co-authors of a paper published in Translational Psychiatry on cumulative stress and its effects on accelerated epigenetic aging in middle-aged community individuals who do not have a medical illness.Source: Translational Psychiatry
Physical activity changes during behavioral weight loss treatment by Latinx patients with obesity with and without binge eating disorder
"This study addresses several important areas that are underrepresented in the literature. Notably, this study focused on Spanish-speaking-only Latinx individuals who are underrepresented in treatment research on both binge-eating disorder and on obesity. Understanding the effects of existing treatments in culturally diverse samples is imperative so that treatments can be refined and effectively disseminated more broadly. Additionally, evaluating specific behavioral changes that are components of complex interventions may contribute to a better understanding of ways to enhance treatment outcomes and to guide more targeted dismantling studies," said Carlos Grilo, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology and Director of the Program for Obesity Weight and Eating Research (POWER).Source: Obesity
Telehealth Social Rhythm Therapy to Reduce Mood Symptoms and Suicide Risk Among Adolescents and Young Adults With Bipolar Disorder
Yale researchers found in a recent study that SRT delivered largely by telemedicine is feasible and acceptable. The intervention appeared to reduce mood symptoms, and suicide propensity independent of mood symptoms, among adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder.Source: The American Journal of Psychotherapy
SLEEP-SMART Intervention Shows Promising Results for Women Suffering from Sleeping Problems, Depression, and Anxiety
Preliminary data indicate SLEEP-SMART can improve sleep patterns, show associated reductions in symptoms of depression and anxiety, and improve the functioning of brain circuits important in emotional and cognitive health.
How Your Help Can Fund the Next Discovery in Women's Health Research
If the challenges of the past year have taught us anything, it is that we must continue working to understand all that we can about health and disease. And when it comes to sex and gender, we should not wait for the next crisis before addressing these critical components of our health.
Yale Researchers Size up the Mental Health Toll of the Pandemic
While researchers have known about the mental health costs of chronic stress, they say this situation is unique because during the pandemic people have also lost many of the social connections and outlets needed to help manage their stress loads.Source: YaleNews
Grilo Guest Co-Editor of Special Issue of Clinical Therapeutics
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 the January 2021 special issue of Clinical Therapeutics, centered on the topic of eating disorders.
WHRY Funds Study on Psychological Resilience in COVID-19 Health Care Providers
Women’s Health Research at Yale announced funding for a new collaborative study with researchers at Mt. Sinai Medical Hospital in New York on the personal and professional stressors and coping strategies of frontline health care providers confronting the COVID-19 pandemic
Ivezaj: Language Matters: Patients’ Preferred Terms for Discussing Obesity and Disordered Eating with Health Care Providers After Bariatric Surgery
Many weight‐related and loss‐of‐control eating terms are viewed as undesirable. Health care providers should begin with neutrally rated terms and ask patients about their language preferences when speaking with individuals before/after bariatric surgery to improve patient‐centered care and reduce perceived weight bias.Source: Obesity: A Research Journal
Yale Researchers Find Where Stress Lives
Yale researchers have found a neural home of the feeling of stress people experience, an insight that may help people deal with the debilitating sense of fear and anxiety that stress can evoke, Yale researchers report May 27 in the journal Nature Communications.
Stress training for cops' brains could reduce suspect shootings
Rajita Sinha, PhD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and director of the Yale Stress Center, discusses how brain stress affects the ability of police officers to make decisions in a story in Scientific American.Source: Scientific American