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Prenatal exposure to PDBEs—compounds previously used as flame retardants—may increase the risk of reading problems in children, a new study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found.
A single infusion of ketamine plus behavioral therapy helped alcohol-dependent individuals reduce their drinking, a new study finds.
A new study eased fears about the proportion of youths with ADHD taking antipsychotic drugs but still found that many prescriptions may be inappropriate.
- April 29, 2016
Use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy is associated with an increased rate of offspring depression, a new study has found.
- April 19, 2016
Heavy cannabis use may alter the brain's dopamine system, revealing patterns of addiction commonly seen in other types of illicit drug use.
- April 11, 2016
Columbia researchers have created a new mouse model of anorexia that may reveal new ways to treat the disorder.
- April 4, 2016
The biomarker is an important step toward understanding and treating one of the most devastating symptoms of schizophrenia.
- March 31, 2016
Long-acting naltrexone reduced the risk of relapse among people being treated for opioid dependence, a new study reports.
- March 16, 2016
Researchers from Columbia and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism have found that the number of Americans with marijuana use disorder has nearly doubled, but few get treatment.
- March 11, 2016
Researchers have found that treatment with very low doses of a dopamine-1 receptor (D1R) agonist was not effective in reducing the cognitive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia.
- February 25, 2016
Scientists have developed a new optical technique to study how information is transmitted in the brains of mice. Using this method, they found that only a small portion of synapses—the connections between cells that control brain activity—may be active at any given time.
- February 18, 2016
In studies in mice, Zuckerman Institute researchers have discovered a way to restore memory deficits found in schizophrenia by regrowing lost neuronal connections.
- January 6, 2016
A Mailman School of Public Health study suggests gender differences in depression and anxiety may have more socially constructed roots than previously thought.