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In children with certain autism mutations, the diversity and severity of symptoms are often related to the identity and properties of gene units, called exons, targeted by the mutations.
Columbia researchers have found a potential neurobiological mechanism for hallucinations and delusions that fits within the hierarchical model of psychosis and can explain their clinical presentation.
A third of youths in New York City foster care identify as LGBTQAI+, finds a study by Columbia researcher Theo Sandfort. But why so many gender diverse youths end up in foster care is unclear.
- August 21, 2018
A Mailman study of more than 1 million pregnancies in Finland reports that prenatal exposure to elevated levels of DDT is associated with an increased risk for autism.
- August 13, 2018
Letters written to frequent prescribers of Seroquel, which can cause harmful side effects in the elderly, significantly reduced the number of prescriptions for Medicare patients.
- 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 21, 2018
Survivors of opioid overdose are more likely to die from respiratory diseases, viral hepatitis, and suicide—in addition to drug-related causes—than non-drug users, says a new study from Columbia Psychiatry.
- 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.