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Smithers Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center provides evidence-based care to individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions.
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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.
- May 12, 2017
An international group of experts has concluded that, for patients with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders, antipsychotic medications do not have negative long-term effects.
Source:UPIMay 11, 2017
"The evidence overwhelmingly suggests that the majority of patients with schizophrenia benefit from antipsychotic treatment, says Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman.
Source:The New York TimesMay 11, 2017
– Dr. Eric R. Kandel, works more than he ever has before... He lives with his wife of 60 years, Denise Kandel, professor of epidemiology at Columbia.
Source:NewsweekMay 10, 2017
Dr. Jill Harkavy-Friedman, noted that suicide is complicated, caused by a number of factors that aren't necessarily easy to spot.
Source:Refinery 29May 10, 2017
April 20, 2017 - Claustrophobia can be a very serious phobia that can rise to the level of a mental disorder when it interferes with your everyday life, explains Dr. Franklin Schneier.
Source:CBC NewsMay 10, 2017
...Citing research from world-renowned suicide contagion expert Dr. Madelyn Gould: "We know that this contagion effect exists."
Source:QuartzMay 10, 2017
“As the arbitrariness makes obvious, we can’t assert that someone with four out of nine symptoms has a different illness than someone with the magical five out of nine symptoms,” says Dr. Stewart.
Source:Spectrum NewsMay 10, 2017
“Significant change in two caregiver ratings suggests that improvements may be seen over time in a research study whether or not treatment is provided,” says Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele,
Source:New York TimesMay 10, 2017
Research has shown that “someone else’s death by suicide can reinforce a vulnerable person’s motivation to die by suicide,” said Dr. Madelyn Gould.
Source:The HillMay 10, 2017
The time has come for scientists to mobilize… Perhaps we are starting to see the tides turn — in 2017, there were 15 physicians sworn into Congress, writes Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman.