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Emergency Room Visits for Self-Harm Skyrocket

Between 2011 and 2020, an increase of nearly 19%

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National Honor for UConn Health’s Dr. Mario Fahed

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 2024 Educator of the Year

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Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence in Connecticut Designated at UConn Health

UConn Health is now one of only 57 Centers of Excellence nationwide designated by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America to help patients and their families living with this rare genetic disease

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Spraying Away Treatment-Resistant Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

UConn Health launches new esketamine service to save more lives from severe depression and prevent suicide

An older woman sits alone in her kitchen, half hidden by shadows, staring pensively out her window.

For Treatment-Resistant Depression, Two Drugs May Be Better Than One

'Depression is not a normal part of aging. Nothing could be further from the truth'

UConn Center on Aging Offers Support for Older Adults with Depression

Depression in older adults is even more complicated than younger adults and should be treated by a geriatric psychiatrist. The UConn Center on Aging offers one of the biggest divisions of geriatric psychiatry in the country.

Can Brain Training Computerized Games Help Evaporate Brain Fog from Long COVID?

UConn Center on Aging and the Department of Psychiatry researchers are working to answer this public health threat question by launching a clinical trial for older adults using at home, brain-training games on computer tablets as a Long COVID patient therapy

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Podcast: Meet the ‘Trauma Avengers’

Some creative characters are part of a UConn Health-led nationwide project to improve mental health services for teens and young adults.

Student, mental health and depression with anxiety, burnout and sad for exam results, fail or mistake while sitting outdoor. Young man, stress and tired and depressed on university or college campus.

Report: Mental Health Crises Spike Among Youth

Suicide related emergency room visits for young people have increased every year since 2011

An older man covers his face with his hands in a sign of severe depression.

Depressed, and Aging Fast

UConn Center on Aging researchers have found that older adults suffering from depression age faster than their peers