Media & Events
"How 1 Veteran Helps Other Vets and His Community with Mental Health"
Watch Good Morning America honor PTSD team member Matt Ryba on Veteran's Day 2021.
"Can Horses Help Veterans with PTSD?": Man O' War Featured in NYP Health Matters
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"Remembering 9/11 and What We’ve Learned About Its Impact on Mental Health"
Read an interview with Dr. Neria on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
Man O' War Project Featured on WNBC-TV
"Through the Man O' War Project, we achieved things that nobody else was able to do before,” Man O' War Project Featured in Thoroughbred Daily News
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Dr. Neria Interview with NY1 on Re-entry Anxiety after COVID-19
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Matt Ryba Interview on the Racing For Heroes Radio Show Highlighting the Work of our Military Clinic and the Equine Study
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Dr. Amsalem's Work on Reducing Stigma Toward Individuals With Schizophrenia Featured in Schizophrenia Bulletin Editorial
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Dr. Neria Interview on 60 Minutes about the COVID-19 Pandemic
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"The Scale of this Outbreak as a Traumatic Event is Almost Beyond Comprehension," Dr. Neria Quoted on CNBC about the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Dr. Neria Cited on Sun News about the COVID-19 Pandemic and First Responder PTSD
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"We Don't Have a Good Way Really to Capture and Quantify the Threat and Capture its Scope, Which Makes People Extremely Anxious," Dr. Neria Quoted on ABC News about the COVID-19 Pandemic
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"Viruses have Their Own Way to Inflict Adversities on Us. The Threat is Ambiguous. (It) is Everywhere and Nowhere," Dr. Neria interviewed on US News about the COVID-19 Pandemic
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"There are Parallels Between the Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 and What was Seen During African Ebola Outbreaks," Dr. Neria Quoted on SciDevNet about the COVID-19 Pandemic
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“Before We Talk About Treatments, Let’s Help People be Comfortable with Seeking Out Care,” Dr. Amsalem's Research on Reducing Stigma Featured on The Psychiatry Online
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PTSD and Police Violence: A Conversation with Dr. Suarez-Jimenez
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2020 Newman's Own Awards: Dr. Neria's Remarks about the Award
Watch the Awards Show on Military Times
Dr. Neria in Conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman about Military Mental Health on "Shrink Speak"
Listen to the podcast episode on Podbean.com
Dr. Neria on The Neural Signatures of Trauma and PTSD: Treatment and Diagnostic Implications
Columbia Psychiatry PTSD and Trauma Research and Treatment Panel Discussion
"The Brain with PTSD Shows Deficits in Fear Processing and Fear Expression:" Dr Neria Presents at Stand For The Troops Roundtable
Dr. Neria and Dr. Fisher Discuss the Man O' War Project, PTSD, Equine-Assisted Therapy, and Veteran's Day
Dr. Neria and Dr. Fisher on NY Viewpoint: "[Man O' War Project] is a Unique Opportunity to See if Horses Can Address the Fear Systems in the Brain in a Way that is Beneficial to Veterans"
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The NYP Military Family Wellness Center and Intrepid Museum Present: Your Brain on the Military: Understanding Psychological Changes after Military Service
On Friday, June 8th, the Intrepid Museum and New-York Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center welcomed current and former military service members and their family and friends for an afternoon exploring the links between military service and the brain. Hear from researchers and veterans as they unravel myths and realities about the military and mental health.
"The war changed my life in so many ways. It was a tragic event and I lost my best friends, but the experience also contributed to the way I look at my life" says Dr. Neria in an article describing how wartime experiences shaped his life's work.
Event Held ahead of Fleet Week and Upcoming Anniversary of NewYork-Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center
Dr. Colleen Becket-Davenport of the NewYork-Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center, and Matthew Ryba, the Center’s Outreach and Education Coordinator conducted a Mental Heath Training event this morning for the staff of the USS Intrepid Museum ahead of Fleet Week and their upcoming 75th Anniversary: Busting Veteran and Mental Health Myths.
“Both PTSD and depression and other anxiety disorders result in inability to carry on military demands,” Yuval Neria told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview. “So, it is really unfair to give those people dishonorable discharge because it’s not really their fault. If they had mental health problems, including PTSD, they were the result of military experience and to punish them for those problems is really unnecessary and unfair.”
"A large body of research conducted after disasters in the past decades suggests that the burden of PTSD among persons who were exposed to disasters is significant," a research team led by psychiatrist Yuval Neria of Columbia University Medical Center wrote in 2008."
"The lack of explanation here is bothering us on an almost existential level," said psychologist Yuval Neria, an expert on post-traumatic stress disorder at Columbia University in New York. It's an anguish Neria says he has heard in his lab and in his clinical practice, from people who have followed the unfolding horrors from afar and from those with direct ties to the shooting."
"There is a trade-off when you have a society that becomes accustomed to the idea that there will be terrorism and there’s nothing they can do to stop it,” said Yuval Neria, an Israeli psychologist who is now a professor at Columbia University Medical Center."
"Experts notice a pattern of mental health symptoms after disasters, says Yuval Neria, PhD, professor of medical psychology and director of the PTSD treatment and research program at Columbia University Medical Center. "Usually what we see first is the anxiety, fear, the difficulty in concentrating and functioning," he says."
August 17, 2017
"We talked to a lot of people who have experience with equine therapy to put something together that looked like what was being done in the field but was more specific and standardized," Fisher said. "It is still an experiential treatment but within a larger structure." The program uses a team approach that includes a mental health professional, an equine specialist, and an experienced "wrangler" to provide extra safety."
At the outset, "Both the horses and the vets kind of exhibit or even suffer from the same fear circuit-based behavior. They are both fearful, initially, they are both apprehensive, initially, they avoid being together initially, and over time they develop the ability to be together."
"There is a "dialogue," Neria said, as the horse mirrors the patient's mood or emotional state, leading the patient to greater self-awareness and self-control."
"Neria says about 50 percent of veterans don't even apply to be treated for PTSD. Others who do seek treatment are often not helped by current therapies and medication."
“The veterans feel that the horses are mirroring what they feel,” said Yuval Neria, a medical psychology professor at Columbia and the study’s other director."
One Year Anniversary Celebration for the Military Family Wellness Center
Thank you to all who attended our one year anniversary celebration for the New York Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center! It was truly an honor to see so many people in attendance.
Team member Matthew Ryba speaks to Ram Vets about Opportunities at Our Program
Fordham Veteran Alumnus Matthew Ryba, USMC Veteran OIF/OEF, Military Family Wellness Center, Outreach and Education Coordinator at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center talks to Ram Vets at the weekly meeting. NYP offers a variety of free veteran services and paid research study opportunities for active duty, veterans and military family members.