Nancy Donovan was recognized for her contributions to the field of Psychiatry at the 2021 American Psychiatric Association meeting – Finding Equity Through Advances in Mind & Brain in Unsettled Times. Distinguished fellows are nationally recognized for their demonstrated skill in administrative, educational and clinical settings. They are also noted for volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance and involvement in community activities. Excellence, not mere competence, is the hallmark of an APA distinguished fellow.
Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology: Principles and Practice is a clinically-oriented textbook that aims to link rapid advances in basic, cognitive, and affective neuroscience with the care of patients struggling with losses that often involve their most cherished human capacities. The work was inspired by an annual Harvard Medical School course on the same topic that the editors and their colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital initiated in 2014.
Read Dr. Donovan’s chapter on the Neuropsychiatry of Alzheimer’s Disease here.
Dr. Donovan presents her research, titled “Social disconnection in older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions” at the NIMH Social Disconnection and Suicide Workshop on September, 17th 2020.
Dr. Donovan’s talk can be viewed in the Youtube video (below) starting at 49:00.
While there may not be any biomarkers for loneliness, there is an association between loneliness and Alzheimer’s disease, according to Dr. Nancy Donovan. Read the article here.