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Advances in Psychiatry

Home to the country’s top psychiatrists who are leading the field in patient care, research, and medical education.

Last year, we provided care for 20,000 patients and trained 100 residents. Our academic partners — Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons — are consistently ranked No. 1 in NIH funding. With nationally recognized psychiatrists and psychologists across two academic medical center campuses, we can offer robust specialized programs, such as Addiction & Substance Use Rehabilitation, Geriatric Psychiatry, and Ketamine therapy, to respond to our community’s needs.

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Online Databases: A Prescription for the Opioid Epidemic

As drug overdoses continue to rise in the United States, doctors and policymakers search for solutions to stem the tide of opioid-related deaths. Researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell are studying the efficacy of statewide online databases to track prescriptions. Read the full article »

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Opioid Overdose Survivors Face Higher Death Rate

Researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia have found opioid overdose survivors are at great risk of dying from respiratory diseases, viral hepatitis, and suicide in the year after an overdose, according to a report published in JAMA Psychiatry. Read the full article »

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‘Anxiety Cells’ Identified in the Brain’s Hippocampus

Neuroscientists at Columbia University Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, have found in mice that certain brain cells in the hippocampus fire when the animal is anxious, triggering anxiety-related behaviors. Read the full article »

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The Role of Ketamine in Treatment-Resistant Depression

It is estimated that by 2030 depressive illness will account for more disability than any other illness worldwide. Investigators at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia are studying the use of ketamine as a treatment option for reducing suicidal thoughts in patients with refractory depression. Read the full article »

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Defining Unique Subtypes in Depression

In a quest to better define depression diagnosis, a neuroscientist and psychiatrist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell used fMRI brain scans to identify unique subtypes of depression. The study may help physicians to better diagnose depression subtypes and determine which patients would benefit from TMS. Read the full article »

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