Zimbrean paper: Altruistic, non-directed kidney donors should receive psychiatric assessment
Paula Zimbrean, MD, FAPA, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Transplant Psychiatry Services at Yale New Haven Hospital, is the senior author of a paper published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research that reflects an expert consensus on the psychiatric assessment of altruistic non-directed kidney donors.
Neural Valuation of Rewards and Punishments in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Computational Approach
A new Yale study sought to unveil the neural mechanism which may govern deficits in decision making under uncertainty in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Investigators from the Yale PTSD Stress Lab, directed by Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, PhD, professor of psychiatry and of psychology, and the Yale Decision Neuroscience Lab, directed by Ifat Levy, PhD, associate professor and vice chair of diversity, equity and inclusion in comparative medicine, collaborated on the study, published in Translational Psychiatry.
From Forgetfulness to Fogginess, 'Mom Brain' is Surprisingly Common — and Frustrating
Katrina Furey, MD, a member of the Yale Department of Psychiatry's clinical faculty, spoke to Yahoo! Life about "mom brain," a term used to describe experiences including increased forgetfulness, fogginess, memory difficulties, impaired concentration, feeling more easily overwhelmed, and feeling more easily moved to tears that some women experience in the context of pregnancy or after having children.Source: Yahoo! Life
A Whole Person Approach to Lifting the Burden of Chronic Pain Among Service Members and Veterans
Helene M. Langevin, MD, director of the NIH/National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), writes about the Yale Department of Psychiatry-based NIH-DOD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory Coordinating Center in her most recent blog. Robert Kerns, PhD, professor of psychiatry and of neurology and of psychology, is one of three directors of the collaboratory.Source: NIH
Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder: An Exploratory Placebo-Controlled, Fixed-Order Trial
Jordan Sloshower, MD, MSc, clinical instructor of psychiatry, and Deepak Cyril D'Souza, MD, Albert E Kent Professor of Psychiatry, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper in Journal of Psychopharmacology that found depression and anxiety significantly improved following both placebo and psilocybin-assisted therapy with no significant difference in the degree of change between the two conditions.Source: Journal of Psychopharmacology
Inspiring Careers: Dr. Hilary Blumberg
Hilary Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry, and in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, was profiled by MQ Mental Health Research in celebration of Women's History Month.Source: MQ Mental Health Research
Fourteen Fellows Match to Yale Doctoral Internship in Clinical and Community Psychology
On February 17, the results of a national match were announced for psychology internships. Through this process the department’s Yale Doctoral Internship in Clinical and Community Psychology selected its incoming class of 14 fellows who will spend a year training at Yale from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024.
Study: Daily Consumption of a High-Fat, High-Sugar Snack Alters Reward Circuits in Brain
Snacks high in sugar and fat are great for an occasional treat, but when enjoyed daily for several weeks they can rewire the brain and trigger a shift in eating preferences away from low-fat food, according to a new study in Cell Metabolism.
Study Probes Connection Between Excessive Screen Media Activity and Mental Health Problems in Youth
Smartphones, tablets, gaming systems, and other screen devices have become a major temptation for people of all ages, but a new study is focusing on the possible connection between excessive screen media activity and mental health problems in youth.
Increasing Use of Cannabis for Medical Purposes Among US Residents, 2013-2020
Greg Rhee, PhD, assistant professor adjunct of psychiatry, and Robert Rosenheck, MD, professor of psychiatry and of health policy, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper in American Journal of Preventive Medicine that evaluates the trends of cannabis use for medical purposes in the United States.Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Masheb Featured on Boots on the Air Radio Program
Robin Masheb, PhD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Veterans Initiative for Eating and Weight at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, discussed the topic of eating and weight problems in veterans on the Boots on the Air radio program on KOOP 91.7 FM.Source: KOOP 91.7 FM
Dike Appointed to SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council
Charles Dike, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, has been appointed a special government employee to serve on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council (CMHS NAC).
What Does it Mean to be 'Nonbinary?'
Christy Olezeski, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and director and co-founder of the Yale Pediatric Gender Program, told Yahoo! Life the biggest misconception people have about nonbinary people is that they’re “going through a phase,” which she explains is far from true.Source: Yahoo! Life