Neurosurgeon Sameer Sheth uses deep brain stimulation to treat depression in patients who have not been helped with other therapies.
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.
Physicians may be less likely to intensify blood pressure treatment in patients with uncontrolled hypertension who are also depressed.