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A single infusion of ketamine plus behavioral therapy helped alcohol-dependent individuals reduce their drinking, a new study finds.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.