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.
Dr. Kristina Zdanys was honored as future leader in geriatric psychiatry and the 2019 Clinician Scientist Fellowship Grant has been awarded to Dr. Kevin Manning from the Alzheimer’s Association.
Depression is a major public health problem affecting over 300 million people worldwide and more than 16 million U.S. adults. Depression patients often struggle with remembering to take their daily medications due to a number of factors including simply forgetfulness.
A series of near-death experiences led Peter to experience post-traumatic stress. He sought help from experts at the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at UConn Health. Working closely with his doctor, Peter is now able to manage his stress, and his life is back to normal. He shares his story with NBC Connecticut.
No matter which treatment they get, only 20 percent of young people diagnosed with anxiety will stay well over the long term, UConn Health researchers report in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
When lasting trauma is caused by callous acts of violence, the key to recovery can be making meaning out of meaninglessness.