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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.
A new study eased fears about the proportion of youths with ADHD taking antipsychotic drugs but still found that many prescriptions may be inappropriate.
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.
- 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.