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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.
- 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.
- January 6, 2017
Columbia researchers have found that psychiatric brain imaging studies often exclude many of the people who are living with these disorders.
- December 2, 2016
Columbia research finds that people with schizophrenia who have difficulty hearing subtle changes in pitch may be helped with auditory training and a drug targeting NMDA receptors.
- November 14, 2016
Major depression is increasing in young people, particularly among adolescents and girls, a new study has found.
- November 10, 2016
Columbia University researchers are studying the effectiveness of horse-assisted therapy to reduce PTSD symptoms in veterans.
- October 14, 2016
Children born to mothers who filled more than one SSRI prescription during pregnancy had a slightly greater risk of having a language disorder, a new study reported.
- September 26, 2016
The short-term suicide risk in patients discharged from psychiatric hospitals is greatest for patients with depression, finds a study from Columbia Psychiatry.