Articles featuring Dr. Rego.
Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Risk of Late-Life Depression
Mark D Rego, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine, did not participate in the study, but told Olive Oil Times that the benefit of the MedDiet for late-life depression may be due to its effects on vascular health.
“It’s important to note a few things about this study. Most importantly, it looked at late-life depression,” he said. “Cases of depression that first occur after age 55 or 60 are different than cases of depression that occur at a younger age. Late-life depression isn’t associated with a family history, and in approximately half of the cases, it’s the first sign of dementia.”
“Moreover, this study showed a link between the MedDiet and prevention, not treatment,” he added. “Nonetheless, it’s in agreement with many theories about late-life depression that stress vascular health. It may be that many tiny strokes lead to late depression and even predispose to dementia. The MedDiet is proven to maintain a high level of vascular health and prevent many of the usual problems of aging.”
14 Things Therapists Need You to Know About Suicide
One of the major things people get wrong about suicide is thinking they can pinpoint the event that caused it. “With rare exception, suicide is because of mental illness,” says Mark Rego, MD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. “We often hear in the media, ‘Why did he do it?’ as if a job loss or romantic breakup holds the key to the tragedy. But these things happen daily to millions of people who do not even contemplate suicide.” Mental pain from difficult life events may be involved with suicide, but it is usually not the sole cause.
What Does Dissociation Feel like, According to 8 Experts
Mark D. Rego, M.D.
Psychiatrist | Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
Dissociation always has the quality of some aspect of missing consciousness. Sometimes it is hard to put your finger on this. People express things like being in a dream (some aspect of the world seems missing or unclear) or being personally unreal (here the always recognizable, but hard to express feeling of being yourself is not quite right).
Visual phenomena play a large role in things in the world seem to not have their normal clarity or proportions (some things seem clear while others do not, usually the background).
Other normal aspects of experience are also distorted, like time and the spatial arrangement of the outside world. Mostly things are as I have described. Further changes get into hallucinatory experiences and are not dissociation.
Student lauds psychiatry elective in Peru
Yale Medicine, 2010 – Autumn
Recently I had the opportunity to pilot a new psychiatry elective at the Mental Health Commission of Ayacucho in Peru. Beyond everything I learned about the practice of psychiatry, it was also one of the most personally meaningful experiences of medical school for me. In Ayacucho, where James Phillips, M.D., associate clinical professor of psychiatry, and Mark D. Rego, M.D.,…
A First World Blind Spot
DATE: September 26, 2008
JAMES PHILLIPS & MARK REGO
PUBLICATION: Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, CT)
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“Clinicians Need More Time and We Need it Now.” [Online]. Available: https://opmed.doximity.com/articles/clinicians-need-more-time-and-we-need-it-now.
By: Mark D Rego, MD
Rego, M “There Will Never Be a Perfect Health Care System.” [Online]. Available: https://opmed.doximity.com/articles/there-will-never-be-a-perfect-health-care-system
By: Mark D Rego, MD
This Under-Utilized Drug Is Actually Critical for Treatment-Resistant Depression
“MAOIs are the best antidepressants on the planet,” said Mark D. Rego, M.D., a psychiatrist with 23 years of experience, specializing in treatment-resistant individuals, and an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine.
Questions to ask your doctor before going on antidepressants
BY HEATHER JONES | JANUARY 22, 2020
The CheckUp by SingleCare
The discussion of side effects should include more information than just what they are. “What people usually do not ask (and should) is the context of what happens,” says Mark Rego, MD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. “[For] example, if there is a side effect, how often does it happen? And—very importantly—does it bother or impair people? And will it go away?”
Before legalizing, consider: Marijuana worsens mental disorders.
Mark D Rego Hartford Courant Feb. 2, 2020
The spread of decriminalized marijuana is now part of our national landscape. But in the shadow of legal and medical issues surrounding marijuana lies a danger to a significant number of Americans: Marijuana worsens nearly all psychiatric disorders.
How to Help a Loved One With a Panic Attack, According to a Psychiatrist
Feb 24, 2020
Dr. Rego advises a magazine for teens about how to identify and deal with panic attacks.
Get That ‘Oral Fixation’ Out of Your Mouth
Why do so many people still believe in Freud’s century-old junk science?
Quinn Myers in MEL Magazine 3/6/2020
YOU MIGHT THINK QUARANTINE IS A DREAM FOR AGORAPHOBES. IT’S NOT.
Many people living with agoraphobia are faced with a catch-22: either risk their health or lose their progress in exposure therapy.
Quinn Myers in MEL Magazine 4/12/20
What To Do When You Disagree With Your Doctor’s Diagnosis
Your Teen; For Parents (online)
By Cheryl Maguire 4/22/2020
College Depression and Anxiety Are Serious — Here’s How to Help Yourself or a Friend
Good Housekeeping July 2019 by Jon Patrick Hatcher
Our mental health system is in critical condition, and the coronavirus is making it worse
Hartford Courant May 22, 2020
Op-Ed by Mark Rego, MD