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Columbia research finds that some cases of OCD are caused by damaging gene variants that, while rare, provide a needed starting point for the development of better therapeutics.
A Columbia study looked at a short and promising approach that could encourage more health workers to get the mental health care they need via a method centered on a three-minute video.
The study by Columbia psychiatrists also finds people with schizophrenia, overall, have a 4.5-fold increased risk of dying from suicide.
Too much time spent on social media could increase depression, anxiety, and social isolation, especially among young people.
- July 17, 2020
Madelyn Gould’s research into the effectiveness of suicide hotlines helped pave the way for 988, a new nationwide suicide hotline number that will become operational in 2022.
- July 6, 2020
With high precision, a new algorithm predicts which patients treated for traumatic injuries in the emergency department will later develop post-traumatic stress disorder.
- June 23, 2020
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, health care workers on the front lines had high levels of acute stress, anxiety, and depression.
- June 3, 2020
Primary care providers have expanded access to buprenorphine for adults, but use of the opioid addiction treatment has decreased among the youngest patients, Columbia researchers have found.
- April 8, 2020
CopeColumbia provides faculty and staff with support services and guidance for stress management, psychological support, and emotional fatigue arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- March 23, 2020
Psychologist Anthony Puliafico offers some helpful advice for practicing self-care, helping patients problem solve, and not worrying yourself sick.
- March 11, 2020
Researchers across Columbia University—including psychiatrists, data scientists, social workers, and engineers—are combining their efforts to address the opioid and substance use crisis.
- March 11, 2020
About 13% of pregnant women who are depressed use cannabis, while only 4% of pregnant women without depression do, according to a new study from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.