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A new study suggests that antidepressants may control symptoms of schizophrenia better than other types of psychiatric drugs when combined with antipsychotic drugs.
A new study of elderly Hispanics found that hearing loss increased the risk of depression symptoms.
The tiny CA2 region of the brain allows memories to influence the decision to be socially aggressive and may contribute to abnormal social behaviors associated with some mental illnesses.
An increase in mental health care is being driven by people with little or no psychological distress, while many with serious distress don’t get the care they need, Columbia researchers have found.
- June 3, 2013
On Monday, President Obama and Vice President Biden hosted a National Conference on Mental Health at the White House. Several key APA leaders participated including Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, APA President, and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University.
- June 3, 2013
A new Columbia study suggests that medical breakthroughs that offer large benefits above placebo are becoming less common.
- May 31, 2013
Mice engineered with a human gene for schizophrenia and exposed to lead during early life exhibited behaviors and structural changes in their brains consistent with schizophrenia.
- April 17, 2013
Excess glutamate in the brain may spur psychosis in those at risk for schizophrenia, report CUMC investigators in a study published in Neuron.
Source:CBS NewsApril 3, 2013
CUMC's Dr. Eric Kandel (2000 Nobel Laureate) said the project may lead to an understanding of "who we are as human beings and how we function and how these terrible diseases arise, and what we might be able to do address them more effectively."
Source:New York TimesApril 2, 2013
New evidence that chronic infection, known to be associated with vascular disease, is also associated with poorer performance on tests of mental ability.
- March 21, 2013
CUMC's Karina Davidson and team report a cost-effective, patient-centered approach that relieves depression in heart attack survivors -- ultimately reducing medical risk.
- March 19, 2013
More symptoms of depression and lower cognitive status are independently associated with a more rapid decline in the ability to handle tasks of everyday living, according to a study by CUMC researchers.
- March 7, 2013
A clinical trial, led by CUMC's Dr. Karina Davidson, found that treating heart disease patients for symptoms of depression is effective and may provide long-term cost-savings.