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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.
Columbia psychiatrists say current names for psychotropic medications adversely affect patient care and clinicians should adopt new names that do not increase stigma.
Suicidal thoughts are a normal reaction to an abnormal set of circumstances, says Columbia psychologist Ali Mattu, but the silence around suicide isolates people when they need help the most.
- July 17, 2017
A study showed that violent thoughts and recent violent behavior may predict future violence in people at high risk for psychosis.
- June 9, 2017
For patients with schizophrenia, antipsychotic medications do not have negative long-term effects on outcomes or the brain, according to a panel of experts.
- June 5, 2017
Chronic pain coupled with a psychiatric disorder is a pressing issue that should be considered when providing treatment, say Mailman researchers.
- May 19, 2017
Neurosurgeon Sameer Sheth uses deep brain stimulation to treat depression in patients who have not been helped with other therapies.
- May 12, 2017
Opioid receptors in the brain are responsible for the antidepressant effects of tianeptine, a new study from CUMC researchers has found.
- April 28, 2017
Neuronal branches become tangled in mice lacking Pcdh genes, leading to signs of depression or sensory deficits when specific genes are absent, studies find.
- April 28, 2017
Illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders increased at a greater rate in states that passed medical marijuana laws than in other states, a new study finds.
- April 14, 2017
A breakdown in the synchronized behavior of some neurons may produce schizophrenia symptoms, according to a new study of a mouse model of the disorder.
- April 5, 2017
Columbia University and Weill Cornell announce Takao Hensch, PhD, as this year's recipient of the Mortimer D. Sackler, MD Prize, which recognizes leaders in developmental psychobiology.