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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.
Though few in number, neurons that are created in the brain during adulthood have an outsized impact on mood and memory because of their unparalleled networking and communication abilities.
A new study suggests that depression and GI trouble sometimes spring from the same source—low serotonin—and identifies a potential treatment that could ease both conditions.
Among young adults who smoke cigarettes, vaping may increase daily cigarette smoking and deter quitting, a new study by Columbia psychiatrists has found.
- May 20, 2016
Researchers from Harvard and Columbia have found that trauma and PTSD symptoms increase the risk of blood clots in women.
- April 29, 2016
Use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy is associated with an increased rate of offspring depression, a new study has found.
- April 19, 2016
Heavy cannabis use may alter the brain's dopamine system, revealing patterns of addiction commonly seen in other types of illicit drug use.
- April 11, 2016
Columbia researchers have created a new mouse model of anorexia that may reveal new ways to treat the disorder.
- April 4, 2016
The biomarker is an important step toward understanding and treating one of the most devastating symptoms of schizophrenia.
- March 31, 2016
Long-acting naltrexone reduced the risk of relapse among people being treated for opioid dependence, a new study reports.
- March 16, 2016
Researchers from Columbia and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism have found that the number of Americans with marijuana use disorder has nearly doubled, but few get treatment.
- March 11, 2016
Researchers have found that treatment with very low doses of a dopamine-1 receptor (D1R) agonist was not effective in reducing the cognitive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia.
- February 25, 2016
Scientists have developed a new optical technique to study how information is transmitted in the brains of mice. Using this method, they found that only a small portion of synapses—the connections between cells that control brain activity—may be active at any given time.