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December issues of American Psychiatric Association journals cover new research on depression, bipolar depression, and more

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American Psychiatric Association

The December issues of two of the American Psychiatric Association journals, The American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services are available online.

The American Journal of Psychiatry is the most widely read psychiatric journal in the world. The December issue is dedicated to “New Insights into Major Depression and the Treatment of Bipolar Depression,” including:


Also online now, The American Journal of Psychiatry’s podcast AJP Audio featuring an interview with Samuel T. Wilkinson, M.D., discussing the effects of ECT on all-cause mortality and suicide in older patients.

Psychiatric Services features research reports on issues related to the delivery of mental health services, especially for people with serious mental illness in community-based treatment programs. The December issue includes:

Also online now:

  • Episode 47 of the Psychiatric Services podcast From Pages to Practice, where Cameron Schilling, M.P.H, a programmer and data analyst from the Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, discusses the effects of high deductible health insurance plans on enrollees with mental health conditions and substance use disorders.
  • A new Editor’s Choice, a feature where Psychiatric Services Editor Lisa Dixon and the journal’s Early Career Psychiatrist Advisory Committee offer curated collections from the rich resource of articles published in the journal. The latest on Perinatal Psychiatry features articles aimed at improving access to perinatal mental health care.

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American Psychiatric Association
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