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During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, health care workers on the front lines had high levels of acute stress, anxiety, and depression.
Though few in number, neurons that are created in the brain during adulthood have an outsized impact on mood and memory because of their unparalleled networking and communication abilities.
A new study suggests that depression and GI trouble sometimes spring from the same source—low serotonin—and identifies a potential treatment that could ease both conditions.
- January 2, 2019
A new study of elderly Hispanics found that hearing loss increased the risk of depression symptoms.
- August 2, 2018
A new clinical trial suggests that donepezil does not improve cognitive performance in people with mild cognitive impairment who also have clinical depression.
- June 13, 2018
Adults taking medications with depression as a side effect were more likely to have depression, and the risk increased with the number of medications taken, a new study has found.
- April 27, 2018
Columbia psychiatrist Rachel Zuckerbrot, MD, talks about new screening guidelines she co-authored to help pediatricians detect and treat depression in adolescents.
- December 15, 2017
Ketamine can reduce suicidal thoughts in depressed patients within hours of administration, a new study from Columbia Psychiatry has found.
- October 31, 2017
From 2005 to 2015, depression rose significantly among Americans age 12 and older, according to researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health and CUNY.
- June 5, 2017
Chronic pain coupled with a psychiatric disorder is a pressing issue that should be considered when providing treatment, say Mailman researchers.
- May 19, 2017
Neurosurgeon Sameer Sheth uses deep brain stimulation to treat depression in patients who have not been helped with other therapies.
- May 12, 2017
Opioid receptors in the brain are responsible for the antidepressant effects of tianeptine, a new study from CUMC researchers has found.
- November 14, 2016
Major depression is increasing in young people, particularly among adolescents and girls, a new study has found.