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Deaths from suicide and overdose are left out of most estimates of maternal mortality, but in a new paper, Columbia researchers argue that these deaths represent a large and growing problem.
Though few in number, neurons that are created in the brain during adulthood have an outsized impact on mood and memory because of their unparalleled networking and communication abilities.
A new study suggests that depression and GI trouble sometimes spring from the same source—low serotonin—and identifies a potential treatment that could ease both conditions.
Among young adults who smoke cigarettes, vaping may increase daily cigarette smoking and deter quitting, a new study by Columbia psychiatrists has found.
- 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.
- March 21, 2017
American adults who survive deliberate self-harm—particularly with a firearm—are at increased risk of suicide in the short term, according to a new study from Columbia University Medical Center.
- January 23, 2017
The Chapman Perelman Foundation has contributed $1 million to Columbia Psychiatry to expand an initiative that provides mental health services to victims of domestic violence.