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Who Will Develop Psychosis? Automated Speech Analysis May Have the Answer

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An automated speech analysis program correctly differentiated between at-risk young people who developed psychosis over a two-and-a-half year period and those who did not. In a proof-of-principle study, researchers at Columbia University Medical...
24-Aug-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Developing a New Tool to Detect a Frequently Missed Sex Chromosome Disorder in Boys

Klinefelter syndrome is the most common disorder of the male sex chromosomes, yet is rarely diagnosed in children. A new assessment tool is being developed by researchers at Columbia to help pediatricians detect the physical traits of the syndrome.
25-Aug-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Consuming Highly Refined Carbohydrates Increases Risk of Depression

A diet high in refined carbohydrates may lead to an increased risk for new-onset depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
5-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT

An Innovative Algorithm is Helping Scientists Decipher How Drugs Work Inside the Body

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have developed a computer algorithm that is helping scientists see how drugs produce pharmacological effects inside the body. The study, published in the journal Cell, could help researchers...
23-Jul-2015 3:00 PM EDT

Brain Network that Controls, Redirects Attention Identified

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have found that key parts of the human brain network that give us the power to control and redirect our attention—a core cognitive ability—may be unique to humans.
15-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Closing the Quality Chasm in Mental Health and Substance Use Care

A plan to ensure that evidence-based psychosocial interventions are routinely used in clinical practice and made a part of clinical training for mental health professionals was released today by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
14-Jul-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Long-Term Memories Are Maintained by Prion-Like Proteins

Research from Eric Kandel’s lab has uncovered further evidence of a system in the brain that persistently maintains memories for long periods of time.
2-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Trends in Antipsychotic Medication Use in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults

Despite concerns that use of antipsychotic medications in treating young people has increased, use actually declined between 2006 and 2010 for children ages 12 and under, and increased for adolescents and young adults.
30-Jun-2015 11:00 AM EDT

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