Pediatric Anxiety & Mood Research Clinic (PAMRC)
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OCD Clinical Practice Review
Together with colleagues from across the country, Drs. Moira Rynn and Blair Simpson contributed to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s updated treatment guidelines for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Read the guidelines.
Non-Verbal Learning Disability: What Is It?
June 29, 2016: Moira Rynn, MD, and Laura Lemle, PhD, discussed non-verbal learning disability (NVLD) in a Forbes Magazine Google Hangout. Watch the interview.
Beyond the Catchphrase
Drs. Moira Rynn, Rachel Marsh, and Helen Blair Simpson were featured in this Washington Post story: Beyond the Catchphrase: The pain and intransigence of obsessive-compulsive disorder motivates researchers plumbing its depths.
Community Research Forum
January 20, 2016: Dr. Moira Rynn presented at a community research forum sponsored by Columbia University Medical Center. The event was titled “Advances in Science to Help Improve Care for People with Mental Illness.” It provided an excellent opportunity to share information with members of our community on the latest mental health research being conducted within Columbia’s Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Discussion also centered on the stigma linked to mental illness. For more information on the forum, visit Manhattan Times News.
SSRIs Safe, Tolerable for Pediatric Anxiety
March 11, 2015: The use of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) sertraline (Zoloft, Pfizer, Inc.) to treat anxiety disorders in children and adolescents is safe and is associated with a tolerable adverse-event (AE) profile, according to the results of an in-depth analysis of four treatment conditions in the Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Study (CAMS).These results are from a study by Dr. Moira Rynn, Director, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, published in the March issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
"Future Directions in OCD Treatment and Research"
Dr. Moira Rynn, child psychiatrist and director of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Dr. Helen Blair Simpson, adult psychiatrist and director of the Center for OCD and Related Disorders at Columbia, spoke on BlogTalkRadio about treatment for OCD. Listen to the talk.
"Managing Pediatric OCD in the Classroom"
Dr. Anthony Puliafico, director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD)—Westchester, discusses how to identify and manage pediatric OCD symptoms in the classroom. He focuses on strategies that teachers, school staff, and parents can use to effectively manage OCD symptoms, and on the implementation of therapeutic interventions, including cognitive-behavioral strategies, in the school setting. Listen to the talk.