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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.
- February 21, 2020
Three CUIMC students have already put their naloxone training into action and saved the lives of strangers who had overdosed on opioids.
- February 3, 2020
Non-medical cannabis use—including frequent or problematic use—is more common in adults with pain than in those without pain, a new study from Columbia University has found.
- January 22, 2020
Prescriptions for buprenorphine, an opioid addiction medication, have increased in all age groups but the young, a new study has found.
- January 14, 2020
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 has found.
- January 8, 2020
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.
- December 5, 2019
A single infusion of ketamine plus behavioral therapy helped alcohol-dependent individuals reduce their drinking, a new study finds.
- December 3, 2019
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.
- October 14, 2019
A new study has identified markers of maternal stress—both physical and psychological—that may influence a baby’s sex and the likelihood of preterm birth.
- July 26, 2019
A new study eased fears about the proportion of youths with ADHD taking antipsychotic drugs but still found that many prescriptions may be inappropriate.