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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.
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.
Columbia psychiatrists say current names for psychotropic medications adversely affect patient care and clinicians should adopt new names that do not increase stigma.
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.
- November 6, 2015
A new study shows patients who do not improve with a standard antipsychotic have better outcomes if they switch to clozapine.
- October 23, 2015
A new Mailman study examines the separate effects of clinical symptoms and labeling on stigma in young people identified as at risk for psychotic disorders.
- October 22, 2015
Deborah Hasin finds that marijuana use has doubled in the United States, and with the increase comes more marijuana use disorders and cannabis-related accidents.
- October 21, 2015
Despite known risks of serious side effects, especially in older adults, the fraction of seniors treated with antipsychotic medications increases with age, researchers have found.
- October 16, 2015
When first-line OCD drug treatment is not enough, Columbia and NYSPI research shows that cognitive behavioral therapy should be added.
- October 5, 2015
Drugs like Prozac relieve symptoms of depression by acting on mature cells in a part the brain's hippocampus, a new study by René Hen shows.
- August 26, 2015
An automated speech analysis program correctly differentiated between at-risk young people who developed psychosis over a two-and-a-half year period and those who did not.