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May issues of American Psychiatric Association journals cover cognitive impacts of long-term cannabis use, climate change and mental health, and tools to address children’s mental health

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American Psychiatric Association

The May issues of two of the American Psychiatric Association’s journals, The American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services are available online. Also available is the latest issue of Focus.

The American Journal of Psychiatry is the most widely read psychiatric journal in the world. The May issue features:

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 May issue of Psychiatric Services features an editorial from Editor Lisa Dixon announcing the Journal’s new initiative to promote health care equity through better reporting of research involving participants by piloting a submission checklist on how the investigators addressed matters of race/racialization, ethnicity, and culture. Also in the May issue:

Also online now is the latest issue of Focus, which is a special issue on Tools to Address Children’s Mental Health. With guest editors Amy M. Yule, M.D., and Brian P. Kurtz, M.D., the issue features the following:

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American Psychiatric Association
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