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Prenatal exposure to PDBEs—compounds previously used as flame retardants—may increase the risk of reading problems in children, a new study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found.
The fall/winter 2019 issue of Columbia Medicine magazine explores the epidemic of suicide, which is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
A single infusion of ketamine plus behavioral therapy helped alcohol-dependent individuals reduce their drinking, a new study finds.
People with opioid addiction face a high risk of overdose after ending treatment with buprenorphine, even when treated for 18 months, a new study from Columbia University has found.
- March 19, 2018
A new study finds that young Americans had a sharply higher risk of suicide in the months after surviving a deliberate self-harm attempt.
- February 1, 2018
Prescriptions of stimulants and antidepressants for children do not appear to be prescribed at rates higher than the known rates for ADHD and depression.
- January 31, 2018
Researchers have identified cells in the brains of mice that fire when the animal is anxious.
- January 4, 2018
Columbia addiction specialist Edward Nunes, MD, discusses his recent study comparing the effectiveness of different drugs to treat opioid addiction.
- December 15, 2017
Ketamine can reduce suicidal thoughts in depressed patients within hours of administration, a new study from Columbia Psychiatry has found.
- November 29, 2017
More than half of those who died of an opioid overdose had chronic pain, psychiatric disorders, finds a new study at Columbia University.
- November 13, 2017
A new study suggests a smell test can identify people with mild cognitive impairment–often a precursor to Alzheimer’s–who may benefit from cholinesterase inhibitors.