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We spoke to Dr. Marisa Spann about her work in early childhood psychiatry, her new role in the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and having honest, direct conversations about race.
In November 2021, Columbia Psychiatry stepped up as a leader in this field and named Elizabeth Ford, MD, to the newly created position of Director of Mental Health and Criminal Justice Initiatives.
Opening remarks were delivered by Dr. Blair Simpson, interim chair of psychiatry at Columbia.
- November 9, 2022
Studies indicate that 29% to 46% of patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder show partial or no response to treatments.
- 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.
- October 28, 2022
Data from Columbia Mass Murder Database reveal psychosis and other serious psychiatric illness absent in the majority of perpetrators.
- October 27, 2022
Study finds adults with mild cognitive decline assigned puzzles showed less brain shrinkage, better daily functioning.
- October 26, 2022
Patients who participate in fewer than two visits early in treatment are at risk for relapse, overdose, and possible death.
- October 18, 2022
A Columbia study aims find out which treatments work best to alleviate major depressive disorder and improve quality of life for individuals with breast cancer.
- 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.