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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.
- 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.
- August 19, 2015
A Mailman School of Public Health study finds that people toward the middle of social hierarchies suffer higher rates of depression and anxiety based on their social class and position of power in the labor market compared to those at the top or bottom.
- August 7, 2015
Mailman School of Public Health and New York State Psychiatric Institute researchers looked at the use of antidepressants during pregnancy.