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Opening remarks were delivered by Dr. Blair Simpson, interim chair of psychiatry at Columbia.
Studies indicate that 29% to 46% of patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder show partial or no response to treatments.
Source:U.S. NewsJuly 19, 2021
Dr. Joshua Berman said electrical stimulation (ECT) seems to trigger the release of "neurotrophic" factors, which can help brain cells grow.
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:TIMEJuly 13, 2021
“The biggest limiting factor in getting to remission from depression postpartum is access to care, period—and it is worse for people who don’t have financial resources,” says Dr. Catherine Monk.
Source:New York TimesJuly 9, 2021
Marijuana, Dr. Margaret Haney, said, “reduces reaction time and has other effects that would worsen performance.”
- June 22, 2021
Mysteries of Mental illness, a PBS documentary inspired by the work of Columbia Psychiatry Chairman Jeffrey A. Lieberman will premiere June 22-23 on PBS (9-11 pm EST).
Source:Popular ScienceJune 6, 2021
Dr. Sidney Hankerson of the Columbia Wellness Center is helping to train Harlem faith leaders to bring Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) to African American and Latinx communities.
- May 26, 2021
Columbia study also finds people with schizophrenia, overall, have a 4.5-fold increased risk of dying from suicide.
- May 24, 2021
A Columbia study looked at a short and promising approach that could encourage more health workers to get the mental health care they need via a method centered on a three-minute video.
- May 14, 2021
The post-COVID Community Mental Health Project aims to promote wellness and increase access to behavioral health services in underserved New York City neighborhoods.