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The COVID-19 Northern Manhattan Community Mental Wellness Corps, a new initiative to address mental health disparities in Northern Manhattan and parts of the Bronx, has received federal funding.
New survey reveals that pediatric emergency departments need more guidance to help children and adolescents with mental health crises.
Despite strong evidence that medication is the most effective treatment for opioid use disorder, only one in four people in need receive it, a Columbia study reports.
- February 20, 2019
A new study suggests that antidepressants may control symptoms of schizophrenia better than other types of psychiatric drugs when combined with antipsychotic drugs.
- January 2, 2019
A new study of elderly Hispanics found that hearing loss increased the risk of depression symptoms.
- December 7, 2018
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.
- December 3, 2018
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.
- November 1, 2018
Columbia psychiatrists say current names for psychotropic medications adversely affect patient care and clinicians should adopt new names that do not increase stigma.
- September 26, 2018
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.
- August 21, 2018
A Mailman study of more than 1 million pregnancies in Finland reports that prenatal exposure to elevated levels of DDT is associated with an increased risk for autism.