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Autism Expert to Lead Institute for Brain Development

Renowned autism expert Catherine Lord, PhD, has been named director of the new Institute for Brain Development at Columbia University.
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Posted on 2 June 2011 | 9:02 pm

Low Vitamin D: A Contributor to Mental Disorders in Children?

Children with severe mental health disorders, including psychosis, have twice the rate of vitamin D insufficiency as mentally healthy children.
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Posted on 2 June 2011 | 2:00 pm

Courses With Horses Calm Violent Patients

A pilot study shows equine-assisted group therapy is better than canine-assisted or standard therapy for treating violent, hospitalized patients with chronic psychiatric disorders.
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Posted on 1 June 2011 | 3:33 pm