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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.
- June 9, 2017
For patients with schizophrenia, antipsychotic medications do not have negative long-term effects on outcomes or the brain, according to a panel of experts.
- 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 CUIMC researchers has found.
- April 28, 2017
Neuronal branches become tangled in mice lacking Pcdh genes, leading to signs of depression or sensory deficits when specific genes are absent, studies find.
- April 28, 2017
Illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders increased at a greater rate in states that passed medical marijuana laws than in other states, a new study finds.
- April 14, 2017
A breakdown in the synchronized behavior of some neurons may produce schizophrenia symptoms, according to a new study of a mouse model of the disorder.
- April 5, 2017
Columbia University and Weill Cornell announce Takao Hensch, PhD, as this year's recipient of the Mortimer D. Sackler, MD Prize, which recognizes leaders in developmental psychobiology.
- March 21, 2017
American adults who survive deliberate self-harm—particularly with a firearm—are at increased risk of suicide in the short term, according to a new study from Columbia University.