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June issues of American Psychiatric Association journals cover substance use disorders, opioids, youth self-harm and suicide, and more

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American Psychiatric Association

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 1, 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 June issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry focuses on substance use disorders, opioids, and craving. Highlights include:

  • Fentanyl and Other Opioid Use Disorders: Treatment and Research Needs  
  • Opioid Prescribing and Suicide Risk in the United States (lead author Mark Olfson, M.D., M.P.H. is featured on June’s AJP Audio podcast episode).
  • Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Diagnosis of Alcohol Use Disorder in Veterans.
  • Transition From Substance-Induced Psychosis to Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder or Bipolar Disorder.
  • Transdiagnostic Connectome-Based Prediction of Craving.

The June issue of Psychiatric Services features:  

  • Health Diagnoses and Service Utilization in the Year Before Youth and Young Adult Suicide.
  • Association Between Social Determinants of Health and Deliberate Self-Harm Among Youths with Psychiatric Diagnoses.
  • Inequalities in Access to Mental Health Treatment by Australian Youths During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Clinician Experiences with Telepsychiatry Collaborative Care for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar Disorder.
  • Suicide, Firearms, and Terminal Illness: A Latent Class Analysis Using Data from the National Violent Death Reporting System.
  • Proposed Changes to the Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Rating Rubric for Mental Disorders.


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