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.
VA and non-VA hospitals similar in quality, study shows
The Veterans Affairs (VA) health system fares slightly better than other hospitals when it comes to lower mortality rates among older men with heart attack, heart failure, or pneumonia, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers.
Portnoy, Martino, Brandt to Develop New Intimate Partner Violence Center at VA Connecticut
Yale Psychiatry faculty Galina Portnoy, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Steve Martino, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, and Cynthia Brandt, MD, MPH, Professor of Emergency Medicine, will lead the development of a new Intimate Partner Violence Center for Innovation and Research (IPV-CIR) at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS).
Yale study examines effects of military sexual assault on women veterans
Galina Portnoy, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry, is the first author of a paper published in Journal of Family Violence that examined the unique effects of military sexual assault on intimate partner violence victimization of, and perpetration by, women veterans.Source: Journal of Family Violence
Brain Biomarkers Identify Those at Risk of Severe PTSD Symptoms
Using sophisticated computational tools, researchers at Yale University and the Icahn School of Medicine have discovered biomarkers that may explain why symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be so severe for some people and not for others.
Tsai to direct research at VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans
Jack Tsai, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Yale Division of Mental Health Services and Treatment Outcomes Research, has accepted a national position in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as Director of Research for the VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans.
Siggins, Vojvoda to receive Irma Bland Award for contributions to resident education
Lorraine Siggins, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, and Dolores Vojvoda, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, have been chosen to receive the 2018-19 Irma Bland Award for outstanding and sustained contributions to resident education.
Pain and modifiable risk factors among overweight veterans who seek to lose weight
Robin Masheb, PhD, Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry and Director of the Veterans Initiative for Eating and Weight at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, is the senior author of a paper published in Appetite that examines the relationship between pain and and modifiable risk factors among overweight veterans who seek to lose weight.
Yale researchers receive federal grants to study pain management in veterans, active military members
Three Yale and VA Connecticut Healthcare System research teams have been awarded federal grants as part of a multi-year study of how to manage chronic pain in veterans and active military members without the use of drugs.
Partnering with psychiatry to close the education gap: An approach to the addiction epidemic
Ismene Petrakis, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Chief of Psychiatry at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, is co-author of a paper in the Journal of General Internal Medicine which advocates for strengthening partnerships between psychiatry and internal medicine to address the addiction epidemic.Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Tsai guest edits special issue of Psychological Services on homelessness
Jack Tsai, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Yale Division of Mental Health Services and Treatment Outcomes Research, is the guest editor of a special issue of the journal Psychological Services titled, “Homelessness Among Veterans, Other Adults, and Youth.”
Yale study challenges 'self-medication' hypothesis of smoking, schizophrenia
Douglas L. Boggs, PharmD, Associate Research Scientist in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, is the first author of a study that tested the hypothesis that people with schizophrenia smoke cigarettes more than the general population to "self-medicate."Source: Schizophrenia Research
'Motivational Interviewing for Clinical Practice' -- Just do it
Bachaar Arnaout, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, is co-editor of the book, "Motivational Interviewing for Clinical Practice." He and co-authors Carla Marienfeld, MD, and Petros Levounis, MD, speak about the practice of motivational interviewing in Psychiatric News.Source: Psychiatric News