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Columbia psychiatrist Nasir Naqvi, MD, PhD, discusses which treatments for alcohol use disorder are most effective and the importance of community and support in treating AUD.
Findings from the Columbia database help dispel the myth that having a severe psychiatric illness is predictive of who will perpetrate mass murder.
- November 3, 2021
As more states legalize cannabis for medical or recreational purposes its use during pregnancy is increasing, along with the potential for abuse or dependence.
- October 27, 2021
This year’s Eric D. Hadar Lecture will take place on November 3, 2021 with Dr. Steven Shoptaw, who will present, “Medications as Foundation for Stimulant Use Disorder Treatment: Is it Time?”
- September 21, 2021
Columbia Psychiatry's Caroline Arout uses quantitative sensory testing, or QST, for assessing the effectiveness of cannabis for therapeutic uses.
Source:NBC NewsJuly 16, 2021
“Our study provides further evidence that marijuana use is not effective in reducing nonmedical opioid use,” said study author Dr. Mark Olfson.
Source:New York TimesJuly 9, 2021
Marijuana, Dr. Margaret Haney, said, “reduces reaction time and has other effects that would worsen performance.”
Source:U.S. NewsJune 22, 2021
It might be that people prone to suicide turn to marijuana as a potential form of relief, rather than pot spurring them to suicidal thought and action, says Dr. Elie Aoun.
Source:Psychiatric TimesMarch 19, 2021
Dr. Lloyd Sederer provides key insights on what we can do to save more lives from overdose deaths.
Source:MIC.COMMarch 3, 2021
“The more people who are vocal about their drug use, we, as a society, will become less likely to vilify people for what they do with their bodies," says Dr. Carl Hart.