Drugs like Prozac relieve symptoms of depression by acting on mature cells in a part the brain’s hippocampus, a new study by René Hen shows.
A Mailman School of Public Health study finds that people toward the middle of social hierarchies suffer higher rates of depression and anxiety based on their social class and position of power in the labor market compared to those at the top or bottom.
A diet high in refined carbohydrates may increase risks for not just obesity and diabetes, but also depression, according to a study by Columbia psychiatry researchers.
The new 2014 Irving Scholars are Siddhartha Mukherjee, Carolyn Rodriguez, Bret Rutherford, and Anne-Catrin Uhlemann.
An innovative NIMH-funded research study on personalizing depression treatment is under way at Columbia and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, as well as three other sites nationwide.
Psychiatrist Mark Olfson suggests suicide prevention efforts should be focused on specific periods of high risk.