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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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Not Just for Kids: What it Takes To Be Diagnosed With ADHD as an Adult

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, when correctly diagnosed in children, often lingers into adulthood, but for others it’s only then that it manifests itself for the first time. Michael Stevens, PhD, of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at the Institute of Living in Hartford, said ADHD in adults is only slightly less common [...]

The Difference Between Physical and Mental Illness? Discrimination.

Patricia A. Rehmer President, Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network When someone is hospitalized with a physical illness like cancer or heart disease, it’s common for friends and neighbors to bring food to that family: casseroles, breads, cookies and more. On the other hand, when an individual is diagnosed with a [...]

5 Things Your Athletic Child Can Learn from Netflix’s ‘Losers’

By Dr. Peter Lucchio Clinical Psychologist Calling someone a loser is the worst kind of condemnation in our current polarized culture. But “Losers,” a Netflix documentary series, shows another side of losing: athletes who have overcome highly public defeats in ways that can inspire all athletes to be more resilient when [...]

Twenty-one students, Two Teachers Honored at BrainDance Awards for Student Projects on Mental Illness

Twenty-one students and two teachers were honored for their work highlighting the stigma of mental illness at the Institute of Living’s 16th annual BrainDance Awards on Thursday, April 25. School/Teacher Award Amanda Torres, Physical and Health Education, and Robert Bajoros, Health Education, Coginchaug Regional High School Art Category 1st place [...]

‘Our Families’: New Mental Health Support Group for African Americans

Depression is a very individual experience, influenced by everything from body chemistry, living situation, education level and even race. The latter factor prompted Kimesha Morris, director of social work at the Institute of Living, to create a free, twice-monthly support group aimed specifically at the local African American community. “Our [...]

Why People, And Medical Researchers, Need Help with Anger

Anger is the first negative emotion babies can express and research shows that as many people seek treatment for it as depression and anxiety combined. Yet it is not officially classified a mental health disorder which, according to Dr. Ray DiGuiseppe, director of education with the Albert Ellis Institute and [...]


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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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