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Cures Through Research
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
The response to chronic stress isn't good
A strategy for developing new treatments.
Informing efforts to develop more effective PTSD treatments.
Study shows how to tell which neurons are which.
Genome-wide studies aid investigation.
Behavioral therapy should be combined with medication for childhood anxiety.
Marijuana can cause a temporary increase in psychotic-like states.
Gene-regulating molecules in the brain are under the influence.
On regulating fear circuits.
According to one recent study, suicide could have been avoided in 12 percent of patients if they had taken lithium during the entire study period.
Identifying inflammation in multiple parts of the brain involved in OCD.
OCD can take a significant toll on family.
Commonly recommended treatments may be the least desirable options for some.
A new class of compounds that may be useful in the treatment of schizophrenia.
Study reveals weaker brain connections in patients who did not receive prompt treatment for psychosis.
New research on white matter alterations in adults with OCD
What circumstances can lead to acts of violence by people who are mentally ill, and how do we address this public health crisis?
The majority of people with mental illness are no more violent than anyone else.
A recent study casts doubt on the assumed relationship.
People with schizophrenia are at higher risk for developing diabetes.
New study on how the hippocampus is diminished in size with bipolar disorder.
Brain abnormalities and suicidality in bipolar disordered young.
How schizophrenia patients can employ frequent in-person check-ins.
We can prevent suicide by being vigilant about friends and loved ones, and willing to openly discuss mental illness.
There are many misconceptions about bipolar disorder, a lifelong disorder characterized by episodes of often persistent, highs, and often persistent, lows.
The time has come to declare war on mental illness and place a priority on funding innovative neurobiological research for better prevention, diagnosis, and early intervention.
Our escalating mental health crisis and the stigma that abounds.
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.