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March issues of American Psychiatric Association journals cover advances in depression treatment, suicide risk screening, and mental health help seeking among Indigenous populations

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American Psychiatric Association

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

The March issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry focuses on insights into and treatment advances for major depression. Highlights from the issue include:

  • Moderate Alcohol Consumption and Depression: A Marginal Structural Model Approach Promoting Causal Inference.
  • Shared and Unique Changes in Brain Connectivity Among Depressed Patients After Remission with Pharmacotherapy Versus Psychotherapy.
  • Functional Connectivity Mapping for rTMS Target Selection in Depression.
  • Adjunctive Cariprazine for the Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase 3 Study.

The March issue of Psychiatric Services features: 

  • An Integrative Review of Barriers and Facilitators Associated with Mental Health Help Seeking Among Indigenous Populations.
  • Predictive Importance of Social Contacts on U.S. Veteran Suicide Safety Plans.
  • A Rapid Review of “Low-Threshold” Psychiatric Medication Prescribing: Considerations for Street Medicine and Beyond.
  • Primary Care and Mental Health Staff Perspectives on Universal Suicide Risk Screening and Care Coordination.
  • Revisiting Research Safety Protocols: The Urgency for Alternatives to Law Enforcement in Crisis Intervention.
  • Racial Differences in Emergency Department Visit Characteristics and Management of Preadolescents at Risk of Suicide.

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American Psychiatric Association
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