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A new study eased fears about the proportion of youths with ADHD taking antipsychotic drugs but still found that many prescriptions may be inappropriate.
Among young adults who smoke cigarettes, vaping may increase daily cigarette smoking and deter quitting, a new study by Columbia psychiatrists has found.
A new study suggests that antidepressants may control symptoms of schizophrenia better than other types of psychiatric drugs when combined with antipsychotic drugs.
- June 7, 2013
Columbia Psychiatry researchers have identified what they think may be a mechanism underlying the development of compulsive behaviors. The finding suggests possible approaches to treating or preventing certain characteristics of OCD.
- June 3, 2013
On Monday, President Obama and Vice President Biden hosted a National Conference on Mental Health at the White House. Several key APA leaders participated including Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, APA President, and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University.
- June 3, 2013
A new Columbia study suggests that medical breakthroughs that offer large benefits above placebo are becoming less common.
- May 31, 2013
Mice engineered with a human gene for schizophrenia and exposed to lead during early life exhibited behaviors and structural changes in their brains consistent with schizophrenia.
- April 17, 2013
Excess glutamate in the brain may spur psychosis in those at risk for schizophrenia, report CUMC investigators in a study published in Neuron.
Source:CBS NewsApril 3, 2013
CUMC's Dr. Eric Kandel (2000 Nobel Laureate) said the project may lead to an understanding of "who we are as human beings and how we function and how these terrible diseases arise, and what we might be able to do address them more effectively."
- March 21, 2013
CUMC's Karina Davidson and team report a cost-effective, patient-centered approach that relieves depression in heart attack survivors -- ultimately reducing medical risk.
- March 19, 2013
More symptoms of depression and lower cognitive status are independently associated with a more rapid decline in the ability to handle tasks of everyday living, according to a study by CUMC researchers.
- March 6, 2013
The first evidence that selective activation of the dentate gyrus in the hippocampus can reduce anxiety without affecting learning - important therapeutic implications.