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Young people’s mental health has risen to the top of educators' concerns. School-based mental health programs can help.
Columbia researchers have found that exposure to too much dopamine during mid-adolescent causes changes in the brain that lead to aggressive and impulsive behaviors during adulthood.
The New York State Summit on Youth Mental Health brought together youth, parents, and experts to explore the psychological and emotional challenges impacting the well-being of youth.
A Columbia study finds that adolescents who use cannabis recreationally are two to four times as likely to develop psychiatric disorders then teens who don’t use cannabis at all.
- March 23, 2023
Gov. Kathy Hochul launched the first listening session at The New York State Psychiatric Institute.
- March 13, 2023
Lessons learned from effects of containment policies could help to mitigate impact in future public health emergencies.
- November 3, 2022
A Columbia study, which enrolls children ages 4-6 in a camp-like setting, seeks to learn which play activities best soothe anxious children.
- September 28, 2022
An NIH award will help fund a collaborative effort of Columbia University's Department of Pediatrics and Department of Psychiatry titled Prospective Genetic Risk Evaluation and Assessment in Autism.
Source:Psychology TodaySeptember 14, 2022
Melina Wald, PhD, clinical director of the Gender Identity Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, said there is increasing understanding that gender is on a spectrum.
- September 6, 2022
A longstanding NYP-Columbia program has been at the forefront of embedding behavioral health clinics in public schools.
Source:The Wall Street JournalAugust 8, 2022
Roughly 5% of adolescent girls suffered from eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia in 2020, said Dr. Evelyn Attia. The likely culprit: isolation and extended time on social media.
- July 27, 2022
In this Q & A, Dr. Lauren Hoffman discusses social anxiety disorder, how virtual reality therapy works, and why VR treatment is a promising option for teens and young adults.
Source:New York Daily NewsApril 10, 2022
"As children and teens emerge from the pandemic, they realize that certainty has evaporated and expectations cannot be trusted," writes Jonathan Slater, clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia.