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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.
- 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 4, 2015
Using PET imaging, researchers have found that patients with schizophrenia have reduced levels of dopamine in their frontal cortex.
- December 22, 2014
Columbia has played an important role in studying RAISE treatment model for early schizophrenia, which heads NIMH director’s top 10 list of notable achievements in 2014.