Columbia University Psychiatry

This special series of commentaries and conversations around mental health is part of a collaboration between The Columbia University Department of Psychiatry and Medscape. With rates of psychiatric illness on the rise, we hope to provide practicing clinicians with updates, opinions and analysis on a range of clinically and culturally relevant topics in psychiatry.

Editorial Collaboration


The mission of the Columbia Department of Psychiatry is to reduce the suffering and burden of mental and substance use disorders, and thereby improve the quality of the lives of those affected. Columbia Psychiatry is a premiere academic medicine department, recognized nationally and internationally for advancing the biological and psychological understanding of mental illness, and for treating those suffering with psychiatric symptoms and conditions. Through the newly created Columbia Psychiatry Media center, we also hope to mitigate the stigma and misinformation so highly prevalent around mental illness and the addictions.