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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.
- January 23, 2017
The Chapman Perelman Foundation has contributed $1 million to Columbia Psychiatry to expand an initiative that provides mental health services to victims of domestic violence.
- January 6, 2017
Columbia researchers have found that psychiatric brain imaging studies often exclude many of the people who are living with these disorders.
- December 2, 2016
Columbia research finds that people with schizophrenia who have difficulty hearing subtle changes in pitch may be helped with auditory training and a drug targeting NMDA receptors.
- October 14, 2016
Children born to mothers who filled more than one SSRI prescription during pregnancy had a slightly greater risk of having a language disorder, a new study reported.
- September 26, 2016
The short-term suicide risk in patients discharged from psychiatric hospitals is greatest for patients with depression, finds a study from Columbia Psychiatry.
- September 14, 2016
A mood-stabilizing drug prescribed to many patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may decrease negative symptoms for people with a certain variant of the COMT gene.
- August 31, 2016
Metformin reduces weight gain in children with autism who also take an antipsychotic, researchers at Columbia and other centers have found.
- August 19, 2016
Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center found that men had greater pain relief than women after smoking marijuana.