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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.
- December 21, 2015
Increased connectivity in the brain's default mode network is a potential precursor, or biomarker, indicating a risk of developing major depressive disorder.
- November 6, 2015
A new study shows patients who do not improve with a standard antipsychotic have better outcomes if they switch to clozapine.
- October 23, 2015
A new Mailman study examines the separate effects of clinical symptoms and labeling on stigma in young people identified as at risk for psychotic disorders.
- October 22, 2015
Deborah Hasin finds that marijuana use has doubled in the United States, and with the increase comes more marijuana use disorders and cannabis-related accidents.
- 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.