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UConn Health psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Connor, co-chair of the Task Force to Study the Provision of Behavioral Health Services for Young Adults, addresses the Connecticut legislature on Tuesday. (Carolyn Pennington/UConn Health Photo)

State Mental Health Services for Young Adults ‘Inadequate’: Report

The Task Force to Study the Provision of Behavioral Health Services for Young Adults, co-chaired by UConn Health psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Connor, released its report Tuesday during a news conference at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

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Use of ADHD Drugs Rose Sharply Among Adults, Especially Women

Research in recent years has shown that at least 30 percent of children with ADHD continue to have the condition as adults. That recognition led to the skyrocketing of diagnoses in adults, up from near zero two decades ago.  In the new definition, adults now need to meet most, but not all the same criteria as children.

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Addiction Researcher Receives Faculty Recognition Award

Victor Hesselbrock, Ph.D., scientific director of the UConn Alcohol Research Center and leader of one of the longest continually funded alcohol research programs in the U.S. is honored with the 2014 UConn Health Board of Directors Faculty Recognition Award.

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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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