Biomarker Reveals PTSD Sufferers at Risk of Suicide
The risk of suicide among individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is much higher than the general population, but identifying those individuals at greatest risk has been difficult. However, a team at Yale has discovered a biological marker linked to individuals with PTSD who are most likely to think about suicide, the researchers report May 13 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Yonkers, Forray Co-PIs on New Grant to Study Medication Delivery for Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders
Kimberly Yonkers, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Services, and Ariadna Forray, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, are co-principal investigators on a new $5.5 million grant to study models to improve delivery of office-based medication treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder in prenatal clinics.
Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. For the first time, Yale researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently in the brains of the children who exhibit disruptive behavior.
Scientists find clues to mystery of Williams Syndrome’s peculiar symptoms
Patients with Williams Syndrome often are extremely social and possess a remarkable affinity and talent for music. They also experience life-threatening cardiovascular problems and developmental disabilities. The mystery is what happens during development to cause such peculiar symptoms.
Fernandez appointed to Health and Human Services panel
Thomas V. Fernandez, MD, Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center and of Psychiatry, has been appointed to serve as a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Genetics and Epidemiology Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.
Li: Trauma of violence brings mental illness
Luming Li, MD, a fourth-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry and Chief Resident in Quality Improvement and Administration at Yale Psychiatric Hospital, writes in The Hartford Courant that lawmakers across the country need to make more investments in mental health services.Source: The Hartford Courant
What's in a name? Yale researchers track PTSD's many identities during war
Adam Chekroud, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Neuroscience and Chair of the Yale Department of Psychiatry, are authors of a new paper published in Chronic Stress that documents a war of words that has been fought over the naming of Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during and following times of war.
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.
McKee to serve as expert on medication-assisted treatment panel
Sherry McKee, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, will be an expert panelist when two federal agencies convene January 29 and 30 in Maryland to discuss the implementation of a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program for individuals involved in the criminal justice system.