The March issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry, the most widely read psychiatric journal in the world, focuses on the genomics of psychopathology, addressing questions related to how genetic variation, and the expression patterns of relevant genes, can lead to a better understanding of the etiology and pathophysiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder, autism spectrum disorder, psychosis and suicide, including
- Genes To Mental Health (G2MH): A Framework to Map the Combined Effects of Rare and Common Variants on Dimensions of Cognition and Psychopathology.
- Aberrant Developmental Patterns of Gamma-Band Response and Long-Range Communication Disruption in Youths With 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome.
- The Genetic Architecture of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Contribution of Liability to OCD From Alleles Across the Frequency Spectrum.
- Interindividual Differences in Cortical Thickness and Their Genomic Underpinnings in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Online Now: The American Journal of Psychiatry’s podcast AJP Audio features an interview with Daniel Weinberger, M.D., and Giovanna Punzi, M.D., Ph.D., discussing their article, Genetics and Brain Transcriptomics of Completed Suicide, in which they report that individuals who die by suicide by violent means may represent a unique group of individuals genetically distinct from people who die by less violent means.
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 March issue of Psychiatric Services features
- Conceptualizing the COVID-19, Opioid Use, and Racism Syndemic and Its Associations with Traumatic Stress.
- Psychosocial Interventions for Adults with Schizophrenia: An Overview and Update of Systematic Reviews.
- Persons With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the Mental Health System: Part 1-Clinical Considerations; Part 2- Policy and Systems Considerations.
- Suicide Mortality Among Veterans Health Administration Care Recipients With Suicide Risk Record Flags.
- Economic Evaluation of a Crisis Residential Program.
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American Psychiatric Association
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