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Department of Psychiatry
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263 Farmington Avenue, MC1410
Farmington, CT 06030-1410

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UConn Health 2020 Research Goals

Victor Hesselbrock, Ph.D., interim senior associate dean of research, talks about the path to becoming a world-renowned destination for cutting edge research.

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Schizophrenia Outpatient Clinic

A Holistic Approach

Under the direction of Naila Azhar, M.D., a new outpatient program serving adults with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders is now accepting patients. It provides assessment, treatment and support services for both recent onset and long-standing illness. The aim to keep patients mentally, emotionally and physically stable in the community. We offer short-term inpatient and partial hospitalization as well as outpatient consultations and second opinions requested by other health care providers in the community.

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Geriatric Outpatient Mental Health Services

As patients get older, those with chronic mental illness may find treatments that used to work might not be the right treatments now. Symptoms they once experienced may have changed. It is common to develop new mood or behavioral symptoms, sometimes in the context of an underlying cognitive deficit. Medical illness and normal physical changes with aging may alter the response to medications. Dosages may need to be reduced or medications changed entirely to avoid unwanted side effects.

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In the Spotlight
Dr. David Steffens (right) accepts the Award for Research in Geriatric Psychiatry at the American College of Psychiatrists annual meeting in San Antonio. Presenting the award on behalf of the college is Dr. Gary Small. (Kevin  

How Late-life Depression Relates to Dementia

The connection between late-life depression and cognitive decline in older adults is a major focus of Dr. David Steffens, professor and chair of the UConn Health Department of Psychiatry.

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You can help make a difference. Become a participant in one of our research studies.

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