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According to Kimberly Kleinman, a psychologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression with a seasonal pattern.
Editor's Note: Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic is a University Professor, a professor at the College of Dental Medicine, and a faculty member of the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Editor's Note: Craig Smith, interviewed here, is chair of the Department of Surgery at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
“It’s so simple to identify this and treat it,” said Dr. Natalie Neu, a pediatric infectious disease expert at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
“By improving heart health we can slow down our bodies’ aging process,” said study author Nour Makarem, assistant professor of epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
Editor's Note: Wafaa El-Sadr is executive vice president for Columbia Global and the founder and director of ICAP at the Mailman School of Public Health.
For certain mental health conditions, “ECT is remarkably effective,” said Diana Martinez, a professor emerita of psychiatry at Columbia University.
“If you’re worrying about putting food on the table, your prenatal care appointment isn't going to be your top priority,” said Rebecca Carlin, assistant professor of pediatrics at Columbia University.
Humans evolved to resist losing body fat so that we don’t become extinct, says Rudolph Leibel, chief of the pediatric molecular genetics division at Columbia University’s medical center.
But policies that dismiss mental health as less important than physical health endanger patients, said Dr. Paul Appelbaum, a Columbia University psychiatrist.