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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.
Findings from the Columbia database help dispel the myth that having a severe psychiatric illness is predictive of who will perpetrate mass murder.
Serotonin is released in the brain during emotionally intense of events, whether negative or positive.
Source:NY1April 16, 2021
"My advice is to go back, but do it slowly, cautiously and with great understanding of the fears people are experiencing," Dr. Yuval Neria said.
Source:Verywell FamilyApril 15, 2021
Dr. Courtney DeAngelis says that no research links spanking to positive outcomes in social or emotional development, and warns of emotional consequences to corporal punishment.
Source:InsiderApril 1, 2021
"Look for a therapist who you can develop a collaborative and professional relationship with – this is called a therapeutic alliance," says Dr. Jeffrey Cohen.
Source:PsychMarch 31, 2021
“Negative self-talk is internal dialogue—the voice I hear when I’m talking to myself,” says Dr. Philip Muskin. “Schizophrenia patients will say it’s as if they’re eavesdropping on a conversation.”
- March 30, 2021
“Like COVID-19 ‘long-haulers,’ many people with tick-borne diseases were completely well until their infection precipitated a cascade of chronic, multi-system effects,” says Dr. Brian Fallon.
- March 30, 2021
As residency training director, Dr. Melissa Arbuckle oversees Columbia Psychiatry's residents, and as vice chair for education she oversees the department's clinical and research fellowship programs.
- March 29, 2021
Carla Cantor has joined us as Director of Communications for the Department of Psychiatry.
Source:MedscapeMarch 29, 2021
Dr. Paul Appelbaum noted that patients also increasingly have access to their medical records, "so the reality is that it's no longer possible in many cases to withhold a diagnosis."
Source:StatMarch 28, 2021
"In the months ahead, many people will face complex decisions with no easy answers," writes Dr. Robert Klitzman.