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Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
A way to predict if a new patient will, or won’t, respond to standard treatment.
A rarely studied brain structure can explain.
Researchers report progress in untangling a web of complexities that they believe can give rise to social anxiety disorder.
A study just published in the American Journal of Psychiatry compares the two dominant approaches for treating cognitive deficits in people with schizophrenia.
It also shows effectiveness in treating depression in bipolar disorder.
A three-dimensional model that functions like the human blood-brain barrier has been created.
Pinpointing the biological differences.
All of which raises the health risks well into adulthood.
This technique worked as well as conventional TMS.
The search for biological markers of mental illness.
Cognitive functions are often impaired in schizophrenia, and are not addressed by medicines that temper a patient’s psychotic symptoms.
Helping the newly diagnosed schizophrenia patient
An analysis of 50 prior studies confirms reward-processing issues in depression.
The link to brain processing problems in the cerebellum.
The addition of vagus nerve stimulation
Both genes and the DNA elements that control them are involved in autism.
Unending stress can promote anxiety and depression.
Two-coil array for TMS appears safe and effective.
Identifying people who are most likely to benefit.
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.
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.