Treating the mind as well as the body
Mark Rego, M.D., HS ’89, and James Phillips, M.D., HS ’74, traveled to Peru for the first time in 2004 as members of a Peruvian American Medical Society (PAMS) mission to Ayacucho, a city of 150,000 high in the Andes. Each year PAMS brings a team of more than 100 physicians, nurses, and medical students to Peru to provide medical services.
Buono Will Lobby Congress to Increase Funding for Neurofibromatosis
Frank D. Buono, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry, will lobby members of Congress on behalf of several advocacy groups in Washington, D.C. in February 2020 to increase funding for the rare genetic disease called Neurofibromatosis (NF).
Study Suggests Role for Targeting Psychological Variables in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and Chronic Pain
There is a paucity of evidence-based treatments for co-occurring opioid use disorder and chronic pain. These inter-related chronic medical conditions have been central to the unfolding of the opioid crisis. A new study by researchers at Yale, Johns Hopkins, University of Bridgeport, and Western Connecticut State University published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology suggests that psychological variables are important treatment targets for co-occurring opioid use disorder and chronic pain.
Ensler to Give Keynote Speech at Women's Mental Health Conference at Yale on Oct. 25
Playwright, activist, performer, and feminist Eve Ensler, best known for her play “The Vagina Monologues,” will be the keynote speaker at the first Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale to be held Friday, October 25, 2019, at Yale School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St.
Becker, Crowley, Esserman & Heapy Win Grant Through NIH HEAL Initiative
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) faculty William C. Becker, MD, associate professor (general internal medicine); Susan Crowley, MD, FASN, professor of medicine (nephrology); and Alicia Heapy, PhD; associate professor of psychiatry; teamed with Yale School of Public Health’s (YSPH) Denise Esserman, PhD, associate professor of biostatistics, were recently awarded a grant for their project, “Video-Telecare Collaborative Pain Management to Improve Function and Reduce Opioid Risk in Patients with End Stage Renal Disease Receiving Hemodialysis” through The Helping to End Addiction Long-term, or the NIH HEAL Initiative.
Yale Radiology and Psychiatry Researchers Join with Penn Medicine to Create a New Center to Study Opioid Use Disorders
Opioid use disorder has reached epidemic levels in the United States. Over the last two decades, opioid-related overdose deaths increased by more than 50 percent, with nearly 50,000 in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers from Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and Penn Medicine, which comprises the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have created a new center that focuses on neuroimaging to improve our understanding of opioid use disorders and find new treatments.
Suicide is Preventable. So, How Can We Help Our Teens?
Suicide is preventable, but rates of suicide are increasing worldwide, and it is now the second leading cause of death in adolescents and young adults (unintentional motor vehicle accidents are first). Going to the emergency room may be the smartest thing these teenagers can do.
Yuen Awarded First PRMS-Endowed Fellowship for Child Psychiatry with Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry
Eunice Yuen, MD, PhD, a member of the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program at Yale, has been named the first recipient of a Professional Risk Management Services (PRMS)-endowed fellowship in collaboration with the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP), a think tank of leading psychiatric minds.
Street Psychiatry at CMHC Joins Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center for Overdose Awareness Day
In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center, the City of New Haven Health Department and many community organizations came together to provide resources, increase awareness, and educate about treatment options for those struggling with substance use disorders.
Gupta, Cahill, Miller Co-author Book 'Deprescribing in Psychiatry'
Swapnil Gupta, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; John Cahill, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; and Rebecca Miller, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry are co-authors of “Deprescribing in Psychiatry,” the first book to present considerations for prescribers on how to decrease or discontinue psychiatric medications in a systematic, holistic way.
Klee recognized with APA Outstanding Contributions in Psychosocial Rehabilitation Award
Anne Klee, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, has been honored with the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) 2019 Outstanding Contributions in Psychosocial Rehabilitation Award.