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Prescriptions for buprenorphine, an opioid addiction medication, have increased in all age groups but the young, a new study has found.
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 Irving Medical Center has found.
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.
A single infusion of ketamine plus behavioral therapy helped alcohol-dependent individuals reduce their drinking, a new study finds.
- 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.
- 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.