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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.
- September 14, 2016
A mood-stabilizing drug prescribed to many patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may decrease negative symptoms for people with a certain variant of the COMT gene.
- September 7, 2016
The antidepressant fluoxetine decreases bone density, but a new CUMC study suggests adding a beta-blocker to treatment can prevent the loss of bone.
- September 2, 2016
A study by Mailman researchers shows an uneven picture of states’ use of Medicaid to help families with young children gain access to mental health services.
- August 31, 2016
Metformin reduces weight gain in children with autism who also take an antipsychotic, researchers at Columbia and other centers have found.
- August 29, 2016
New findings suggest that most Americans with depression receive no treatment, and overtreatment of depression may also be widespread.
- August 19, 2016
Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center found that men had greater pain relief than women after smoking marijuana.
- August 18, 2016
A P&S physician discusses her goals for the psychiatry profession and the future of suicide prevention.
- July 22, 2016
People with moderate or severe pain have a 41 percent higher risk of developing prescription opioid use disorders, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have found.