Moderate-to-High Posttraumatic Stress Common after Exposure to Trauma, Violence, Study Finds
Over 30 percent of injury survivors who are treated in hospital emergency departments will have moderate-to-severe symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in the first year following the initial incident, new research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds.
MOMS Partnership® Featured in NASEM Report as 'Promising Model'
The MOMS Partnership® is identified as a "Promising Model" in a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine titled, "Vibrant and Health Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity."
Study: How Symptom Severity and Weight Impact Perceptions of Bulimia Nervosa
Perceptions of people who have bulimia nervosa differ depending on the patient’s weight, according to a new Yale study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Janet Lydecker, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, was senior author.
Study: Accuracy of Five Self‐Report Screening Instruments for Substance Use in Pregnancy
Nearly one-fourth of pregnant women report having used alcohol, tobacco, or other substances in the past month, yet current screening questionnaires used by physicians may not accurately identify many of them. Kimberly A. Yonkers, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Services at Yale School of Medicine, was the senior researcher among investigators across three universities who compared results of five commonly used questionnaires against laboratory testing.
Better Science, Better Lives: Women's Health Research at Yale is Working for You
Across the country, it’s becoming clearer every day: We must study the health of women. We must study the influence of sex-and-gender differences on health. And it’s time for all aspects of medical research and practice to embrace this change.
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.
Don't Jump for Joy over New FDA-approved Postpartum Depression Medicine Yet
Kimberly Yonkers, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences cautions new mothers who may consider taking the new FDA-approved medication for postpartum depression in an opinion piece published in USA Today.Source: USA Today
Rosenheck, Rhee Analyze Prescription Rates Without a Psychiatric Diagnosis
A new study by Robert Rosenheck, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Health Policy, and Greg Rhee, PhD, MSW, Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale School of Medicine, estimates the national rates of psychotropic medication prescriptions for patients who do not receive a psychiatric diagnosis.
Yonkers recruited to head Psychological Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital
Kimberly A. Yonkers, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Epidemiology (Chronic Disease), and Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Director of the Center for Wellbeing of Women and Mothers at Yale School of Medicine, has been recruited to lead the Section of Psychological Medicine within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health of Yale New Haven Hospital.
Exercise linked to improved mental health, but more may not always be better
A study of 1.2 million people in the USA has found that people who exercise report having 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health a month, compared to people who do not exercise. The study found that team sports, cycling, aerobics and going to the gym are associated with the biggest reductions, according to the largest observational study of its kind published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.
MOMS Partnership® listed as a top 'Two-Gen' strategy in nation
Ascend at the Aspen Institute – a leader in identifying and cultivating transformational approaches to family well-being by focusing on parents and children simultaneously – released a report June 14 that identifies the MOMS Partnership® as one of the most effective two-generation interventions in the country.
Yonkers honored with Harold R. Behrman Mentoring Award
Kimberly A. Yonkers, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Services, has been awarded the Harold R. Behrman Mentoring Award from the Yale Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Services.
MOMS Partnership™, DC Department of Human Services form collaboration
The MOMS Partnership™ is expanding and headed next to Washington, DC! The organization is pleased to announce an official collaboration with the DC Department of Human Services to replicate MOMS through the DC welfare (TANF, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) program.
Given Medicine, the Patients Got Better. They Remained in Shackles Anyway.
People with severe mental disorders endure abuse around the world, caged, warehoused in institutions, and imprisoned. But those living chained to trees or concrete blocks in parts of Africa are among the most trapped, forgotten people on earth.Source: The New York Times
Research suggests ways to help mentally ill in Ghana’s prayer camps
Many people with schizophrenia in Ghana spend their days chained to walls in prayer camps where they are ministered to by spiritual healers and forced to fast and pray. A new study, based on a partnership between researchers at the University of Ghana and Yale University, shows that modern medications can improve symptoms of camp residents.