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A new study eased fears about the proportion of youths with ADHD taking antipsychotic drugs but still found that many prescriptions may be inappropriate.
Among young adults who smoke cigarettes, vaping may increase daily cigarette smoking and deter quitting, a new study by Columbia psychiatrists has found.
A new study suggests that antidepressants may control symptoms of schizophrenia better than other types of psychiatric drugs when combined with antipsychotic drugs.
- 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.
- March 6, 2015
Columbia’s psychiatry chair Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, discusses his new book, “Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry.”
- February 20, 2015
Eating Disorders Awareness Week is February 22 – February 28. Tune in to Columbia Psychiatry’s BlogTalkRadio show for treatment news from leaders in the field of eating disorders.