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
Technology Overuse and the Fear of "Digital Dementia": What You Need to Know
Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience, recently spoke with Discover Magazine about the impact of technology and screen time on cognitive function.Source: Discover Magazine
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.
Do wearable stress-relief gadgets work?
The Washington Post spoke to Rajita Sinha, PhD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience, and Director of the Yale Interdisciplinary Stress Center, to discover whether wearable stress-relief gadgets really work.Source: The Washington Post
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.
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
Martinez-Kaigi: The Impact of Implicit Bias on Pediatric Patients in the Pandemic Age
In the midst of a global public health crisis, medical providers find themselves on the frontline of unprecedented circumstances caring for patients as they fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) pandemic. Pediatricians are faced with the reality that COVID‐19 positions marginalized groups of children and youths at an increased vulnerability to health care inequities.Source: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Sinha: Coronavirus pandemic could create mental health crisis, experts warn
The coronavirus, which is stressing the American spirit unlike any crisis since World War II, could create an unprecedented outbreak of anxiety and depression unless mental health systems intervene with a sweeping strategy to deliver psychological first aid, experts say - including Rajita Sinha, PhD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience and Director of the Yale Interdisciplinary Stress Center.Source: Danbury News Times
Small: Yale study may help resolve bitter debate over low-cal sweeteners
Several studies in recent years have reported that low-calorie sweeteners in foods and beverages disrupt the human metabolism, promoting the development of diabetes and obesity. But other studies have found that consuming low-calorie drinks and food has little impact on metabolism and might actually aid in weight loss. A new study by Yale researchers published March 3 in the journal Cell Metabolism may help reconcile these conflicting findings.