Damion Grasso and Margaret Briggs-Gowan developed a tool to measure pandemic-related stress. They are now applying it in a study focused on families who gave birth and are now raising infants during the pandemic.
New research has found that men who have a very common genetic disorder are more likely to develop dementia, compared to those without the faulty genes. The findings are reported in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease by a team of international researchers from UConn School of Medicine and University of Exeter in the UK.
For some, the holidays are not always happy – and now the pandemic is adding to feelings of loneliness and anxiety. UConn Health’s Mood and Anxiety Clinic offers advice on how to help minimize the stress and sadness of the season.
Because of COVID-19’s social distancing safety precautions, many people are not only living in fear of the virus daily, but many are feeling isolated and alone. UConn Today sat down with the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry in the UConn School of Medicine, Dr. David C. Steffens, to learn about the potential health risks of loneliness, especially during the holiday season, and what you can do to improve social connections not only for yourself, but also for your loved ones, especially higher-risk older adults.
UConn Today sat down with Karen Steinberg, Ph.D., psychologist at the Mood & Anxiety Clinic at UConn Health and associate professor of psychiatry at UConn School of Medicine, to find out what the Clinic’s team of counselors are hearing most from patients in regards to the pandemic-induced stress, and the additional uncertainty and anxiety regarding the outcome of the Nov. 3 U.S. Presidential election.
Pandemic or no pandemic, when children are headed back to school it can be quite stressful for them and their parents.
Memory loss, confusion, misplacing things – these are all familiar symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. However, there is actually a more common sign that often goes undetected: apathy.