Psychiatry

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Mitochondria Linked to Major Depression in Older Adults

'One problem feeds into another, and make what began as a small issue into a much larger one'

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UConn Health Southington Teams with Main Street Community Foundation to Pilot Free Parent Group Sessions to Improve Mental Health of Parents and Children During COVID-19 Pandemic

The new Child and Family Development Program at UConn Health Southington is already helping Southington parents cope and to learn parenting skills to assist them and their children experiencing elevated stress levels and mental health needs during COVID-19.

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Podcast: Addressing Alcohol Addiction

An international collaboration of addiction researchers led by UConn School of Medicine Professor Emeritus Thomas Babor is out with updated findings on the social, cultural, and environmental factors that influence alcoholism

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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.