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September Issues of American Psychiatric Association journals cover new solutions addressing structural racism, childhood trauma, suicidal behaviors, and more

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American Psychiatric Association

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 5, 2023 — The latest issues of two of the American Psychiatric Association’s journals, The American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services are now available online.

The September issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry is focused on new solutions addressing postpartum depression, structural racism, childhood trauma, and suicidal behaviors across sexual orientations. Highlights include:

  • Structural Racism in Psychiatric Research Careers: Eradicating Barriers to a More Diverse Workforce.
  • Disparities in Suicide-Related Behaviors Across Sexual Orientations by Gender. (Lead investigator Antony Chum is the featured guest on September’s AJP Audio podcast episode.)
  • Zuranolone for the Treatment of Postpartum Depression.
  • Through a Developmental Lens: Emerging Insights to Understand and Treat Pediatric PTSD.

The September issue of Psychiatric Services features  

•     Power Redistribution and Upending White Supremacy in Implementation Research and Practice in Community Mental Health.

•     Human Services and Behavioral Health Integration: A Model for Whole-Person Medicaid Managed Care.

•     The Undervalued Potential of Medical-Psychiatry Units to Improve Care for People with Severe Mental Illnesses.

•     Career Aspirations for People with Serious Mental Disorders.

•     Barriers to Meaningful Participatory Mental Health Services Research and Priority Next Steps: Findings from a National Survey.

•     Considerations for the Writing of Certification Letters Endorsing Use of Emotional Support Animals.

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American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 38,000 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses. APA’s vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. For more information, please visit

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