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Dr. Joshua Berman said electrical stimulation (ECT) seems to trigger the release of "neurotrophic" factors, which can help brain cells grow.
“Our study provides further evidence that marijuana use is not effective in reducing nonmedical opioid use,” said study author Dr. Mark Olfson.
“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:Washington PostDecember 6, 2020
Among those on high doses of steroid medications, "between 5 and 18 percent experience significant “mental status changes,” as we call them," writes Dr. Sally Satel.
Source:Psychiatric TimesDecember 2, 2020
Dr. Joshua Kantrowitz discusses a recent trial of CVN058, a drug that may reduce cognitive impairments in individuals with schizophrenia.
Source:Hello GigglesDecember 2, 2020
“Many people have preconceived notions about antidepressants some of which are based on the unfortunate stigma with mental health,” says Dr. Diana Samuel.
Source:HealthlineDecember 1, 2020
“I honestly find that most Americans do not think that cannabis can produce dependence, and so I think that’s the first step, knowing that there’s that potential,” says Margaret Haney, PhD
- December 1, 2020
The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) has named Columbia Psychiatry’s Helen Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D., as the recipient of the 2020 Julius Axelrod Mentorship Award.
- November 30, 2020
"Our guidance emphasizes the importance of building resilience in families. We should instead focus on “what’s strong” and consistently build those factors," said Dr. Evelyn Berger-Jenkins.
Source:Rolling StoneNovember 24, 2020
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by episodes of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors aimed at preventing weight gain, most commonly vomiting, explains Dr. Evelyn Attia.