Desai to be honored with early career award from American Psychological Association
Miraj Desai, PhD, Instructor at the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health at Yale School of Medicine, has been chosen to receive the Distinguished Early Career Contributions in Qualitative Inquiry Award from Division 5 of the American Psychological Association (Division of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods).
When measuring resilience, the type of trauma suffered matters
In previous studies of resilience in people, researchers have rarely differentiated in their analysis between the types of traumatic events experienced by individuals. However, the type of trauma undergone seems to be a significant predictor of how someone will fare long-term, according to a new study by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Additionally, the team found that reactions to various types of trauma differs greatly by gender.
Driven exercise in the absence of binge eating: Implications for purging disorder
A study by Yale researchers Janet Lydecker, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Carlos Grilo, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, compared people who reported regular driven exercise in the absence of binge eating with people who reported regular vomiting/laxative misuse in the absence of binge eating.
Marriage of imaging and genetics opens new view of brain function
Neuroimaging has revolutionized the study of the brain, but can provide no information about what is actually happening at molecular level in humans. Scientists at Yale have developed new approaches to link gene expression patterns to brain signals captured by imaging.
Prevalence of eating disorders taken from largest sample in the United States
Carlos Grilo, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology and Director of the Program for Obesity Weight and Eating Research (POWER) at Yale, is the senior author of a new study published in Biological Psychiatry that revises the outdated estimates of the prevalence of eating disorders in the United States.
Positive attitudes about aging reduce risk of dementia in older adults
Research has shown that older persons who have acquired positive beliefs about old age from their surrounding culture are less likely to develop dementia. This protective effect was found for all participants, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found.
Next step in depression treatment? Add rather than switch
Millions of patients suffering from major depression get little relief from the first drug they are prescribed. A major new study of 1,522 patients at 35 U.S. Veterans Health Administration medical centers shows these patients benefit more from adding an antidepressant treatment than from switching to another one, researchers report July 11 in the journal JAMA.
Kids weigh payoff when choosing whether to deal with the good and the bad
Five- and 6-year-olds won’t pay a cost to deal with a do-gooder but — after thinking about it for a bit — are willing to turn down a better deal from a wrongdoer, according to a new Yale-led study published May 4 in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.
Psychopaths can regret bad decisions — but don’t learn from them
Psychopaths do experience regret, particularly when their bad decisions affect them directly — yet they don’t use that experience to inform their future choices, according to a new study published the week of Nov. 28 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.