Mayumi Okuda

Mayumi Okuda
Mayumi Okuda has expertise in the epidemiology of addiction, childhood abuse and intimate partner violence. She works with the Department of Psychiatry and currently directs the Gambling Disorders Clinic. She has previously worked with the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Vio-lence (OCDV) in an initiative focused on integrating mental health care at a non-specialty setting (the Family Justice Centers in NYC).
  • Parenting practices that support the sensation-seeking child

    Sensation-seeking is a personality trait of people who go after varied, novel, complex and intense situations and experiences. Sensation-seekers are even willing to take risks in the pursuit of such experiences. Until now, research has primarily focused on how sensation seeking relates to the development of undesirable behaviours, including drug and alcohol abuse, high risk sexual behaviours (like unprotected sex or having multiple partners), gambling and delinquency.

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