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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.
- October 21, 2015
Despite known risks of serious side effects, especially in older adults, the fraction of seniors treated with antipsychotic medications increases with age, researchers have found.
- October 16, 2015
When first-line OCD drug treatment is not enough, Columbia and NYSPI research shows that cognitive behavioral therapy should be added.
- October 5, 2015
Drugs like Prozac relieve symptoms of depression by acting on mature cells in a part the brain's hippocampus, a new study by René Hen shows.
- August 26, 2015
An automated speech analysis program correctly differentiated between at-risk young people who developed psychosis over a two-and-a-half year period and those who did not.
- July 2, 2015
Columbia researchers show through mouse models that a pharmaceutical agent may have value as a prophylactic against stress-induced psychiatric disorders.
- July 1, 2015
Despite concerns that use of antipsychotic medications in treating young people has increased, use actually declined between 2006 and 2010 for children ages 12 and under, and increased for adolescents and young adults.
- May 21, 2015
The number of young people in the U.S. with mental health problems has decreased, yet the most seriously ill still fail to get the treatment they need.
- March 25, 2015
In addition to its many physical health benefits, aerobic exercise training has the potential to improve cognitive functioning in individuals with schizophrenia.