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Friday, Sep 06, 2019, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Treating Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

David F. Tolin, PhD, ABPP, is the Founder and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living, and an Adjunct Professor [...]

Friday, Nov 01, 2019, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

This will be a day-long (six-hour) instructional in-person workshop on prolonged exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) [...]

Friday, Dec 06, 2019, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

The Art and Science of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

This will be a day-long (six-hour) instructional in-person workshop on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) by David F. Tolin, Ph.D., ABPP.

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FDA Approves Nasal Spray for Depression

The federal Food & Drug Administration has approved a nasal spray to treat depression - and it's not without controversy. Hartford Hospital Institute of Living researcher Mirela Lotus explains.

Teens & Suicide

Connecticut has been rocked by a number of high profile teen suicides in 2019. Dr. Laura Saunders from Hartford HealthCare's Behavioral Health Network talks about how to bring up the topic with your teens.


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Genetic Link Between Anorexia and Psychiatric, Metabolic Disorders?

For the first time, researchers have found a possible genetic link between anorexia nervosa and not only psychiatric but also metabolic disorders that may contribute to the disorder’s development. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by a distorted perception of body size, severe restriction of food intake and dangerously [...]

At IOL, Connecting Young Clients Through Giant Murals

Eleven-year-old Xavier Hill had never really done anything artistic until he met a woman who managed to coax acrylic images of rainbows, skulls and basketballs out of him simply by sharing her personal story about art and mental illness. The Wethersfield boy, who attends the TOPS Extended Day Program at [...]

IOL Sets Conference as Part of World Suicide Prevention Day

As American healthcare progresses on many fronts, trends around suicide remain alarming with the Centers for Disease Control saying the suicide rate is the highest it’s been since World War II. Consider these statistics from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: In 2017, there were 13.42 suicides per 100,000 people. [...]

Why Are Millennials Less Healthy Than Gen Xers?

So often, people say “it’s an age thing,” but in the case of millennials, poor health may be directly related to their age, and their regular use of social media and electronic devices. According to a report issued as part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association “Health of [...]

Kaliamurthy, Weigle Among Behavioral Health Network Experts Featured at National Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Meeting

Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network (BHN) will be well represented this fall at the 66th annual American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) annual meeting, one of the most prestigious research venues in the field. “At the Behavioral Health Network, we are fortunate to have some of the world’s [...]

Study: Teen Bullying Victims Struggle with Mental Health, Unemployment

Life as a bullied teen can be anxious and intolerable, but the effects of unaddressed behavior can linger long after days on the schoolyard or in the gym locker room. A recently released British study indicates that victims of teenage bullying are 40 percent more likely to grapple with mental [...]


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Thursday, Jun 20, 2019, 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Trauma Nurse Care Core Course

The Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) is a 16-hour program, which includes selected didactic presentations and skill stations. It was [...]

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Beat Parkinsons Today - Beginner

Beat Parkinson's Today is an exercise program that can improve the quality of life of people with movement disorders by performing [...]

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Beat Parkinson's Today - Bronze

Beat Parkinson's Today is an exercise program that can improve the quality of life of people with movement disorders by performing [...]

 

 

 

 

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