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Advances in Health with Dr. Ila Sabino


(upbeat music) – I’m Hartford HealthCare’s Tina Varona. We are talking about men’s health, and getting men to talk about their health isn’t always easy. Joining me is Dr. Ila Sabino. She’s a psychologist at
the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health Center. Well if there is a referral, Dr. Sabino, I would imagine having you at the center makes a significant difference. – I absolutely believe that it does. We know that men are very reluctant to access mental health treatment, and seeing me there in the office with all their other
doctors can really help them feel more comfortable coming to see me. – When it comes to men’s
health and mental health, what is the trend that
you’re seeing amongst men? – Well, I’m seeing a lot
of sexual health concerns like erectile dysfunction
and infertility issues. I’m also seeing a lot of
depression and anxiety. Men are also being referred to me to discuss smoking cessation
and substance abuse, as well as adjustment
to medical conditions like prostate cancer. So I’m seeing a lot of
different things in my practice. – And your course of
treatment for those issues? – Well, I like to take an evidence-based approach to treatment, and cognitive-behavioral therapy is something that I use a lot. I’m interested in helping men modify some of their thoughts and behaviors to make them healthier and more conducive to overall wellness. – And I would imagine
it’s some surprise to men to learn that they could
have these other issues when they’re coming in for something like erectile dysfunction. – Absolutely, and we really want to emphasize that mind-body connection, and we know that medical health
can affect mental health, and mental health can
affect physical health. So it’s good that I’m there. (laughing loudly) – Absolutely makes a big difference. Thank you, Dr. Sabino. Well for more information, you can call the Tallwood
Men’s Health Center at 860.678.5700. I’m Tina Varona. (upbeat music)

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