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Podcast: TARGETing PTSD

As Veteran's Day approaches, and with the 10-year anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School not far behind, UConn Health clinical psychologists Julian Ford and Rocio Chang discuss post-traumatic stress disorder on the November 2022 episode of the UConn Health Pulse podcast.

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UConn Researchers Study Mind-Healing Powers of Ketamine Derivatives for Severe Depression

Trials aim to treat the most intractable cases of depression

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Risk of Suicide Rising Among Black and Hispanic Americans

Lack of access to mental health support could be among the factors responsible for the increases

Tackling the Opioid Crisis in Collaboration

UConn Health is working with Community Mental Health Affiliates to carry out a recently launched intervention program that focuses on vulnerable populations by removing barriers to treatment and resources.

Research finds Biomarkers in Older Adults with Late-Life Depression

Major depression in older adults is very common, disabling, and increases the risk of many diseases of aging including Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, cardiovascular and even mortality. Therefore, it constitutes a major public health issue, especially considering the growing number of older adults in the U.S. and worldwide.

Opioid Addiction and Withdrawal: What You Should Know

UConn Health psychiatry expert Dr. Lakshit Jain on America's struggle with opioid addiction, the health dangers of opioid withdrawal, the latest treatments, and how to seek help

Dr. David Steffens Named Distinguished Life Fellow by American Psychiatric Association

Chair of Psychiatry Dr. David Steffens has been named a Distinguished Life Fellow by The American Psychiatric Association.

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Improving the Lives of Boys and Men of Color

This Black History Month we spotlight the ongoing efforts of the Health Disparities Institute at UConn Health, established under Bioscience Connecticut, that is enhancing the lives and wellbeing of boys and men of color.

10 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues (Starting Now)

Feeling stressed already? You're not alone

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Q&A: The Challenges of Pandemic-Era Readjustment for Children and Adolescents

Dr. Asima Zehgeer of UConn Health’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic discusses challenges faced by children and teens in the wake of COVID-19