Psychiatry

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Podcast: COVID and Older Adults‘ Resiliency

UConn Health's psychiatry chair and a medical student who's studying how older adults are handling the pandemic with him share their observations, which may surprise you.

An older woman shields her face with her hands, shrouded in darkness, symbolizing depression. Research shows that ECT given to older adults as psychiatric inpatients is effective at preventing them from dying by suicide in the first months after release from the hospital.

Not (Just) a Shock: ECT Reduces Suicides in Depressed Elders

Electroconvulsive therapy has been shown to effectively treat life-threatening major depression

NIH Grant Supports Clinical Trial to Determine if Video Games Can Relieve Late-Life Depression

UConn Health will participate in a two-site study with University of Utah Health scientists led by Dr. Sarah Shizuko Morimoto who have received a five-year, $7.5-million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Long-COVID Recovery Center at UConn Health helping those with Post-COVID Issues

Most people who have had COVID-19 recover completely within a few weeks, however, some people, even those with mild versions of the disease continue to experience symptoms long after their initial recovery.

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Face to Face: The Shift to Telepsychiatry

At first hesitant to go virtual as the pandemic set in, UConn Health psychiatrists quickly realized screens enabled them to make vital connections and increase access to care

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Teens, Screens, and Anxiety/Depression

What is the relationship between our teens' relationship with their smartphones and their mental health? A UConn Health psychiatrist shares what his research is finding.

UConn Health Researchers Receive a $3.1 Million Dollar Grant to Study Pandemic-Related Stress in Families with Infants

Damion Grasso and Margaret Briggs-Gowan developed a tool to measure pandemic-related stress. They are now applying it in a study focused on families who gave birth and are now raising infants during the pandemic

Meet the Researcher: Jayesh Kamath, School of Medicine

Jayesh Kamath is bringing psychiatry into the mobile tech era by using mHealth technologies to support patients with depression

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Innovative Therapeutic Program Helps Those Living With PTSD

Professor Julian Ford created TARGET, an educational and therapeutic approach that explains why PTSD develops and how it can be overcome.

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Dementia Rates Higher in Men with Common Genetic Disorder

New research has found that men who have a very common genetic disorder are more likely to develop dementia, compared to those without the faulty genes. The findings are reported in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease by a team of international researchers from UConn School of Medicine and University of Exeter in the UK.