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July issues of American Psychiatric Association journals cover advances in social determinants of mental health, youth mental health screening, AI in psychotherapy and more

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American Psychiatric Association

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

The July issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry features articles on social determinants of health relevant to racial and ethnic disparities as well as postmortem molecular studies. Highlights include:

  • Recent Advances on Social Determinants of Mental Health: Looking Fast Forward.
  • Differences in Social Determinants of Health Underlie Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Psychological Health and Well-Being: Study of 11,143 Older Adults.
  • The Nature of Prefrontal Cortical GABA Neuron Alterations in Schizophrenia: Markedly Lower Somatostatin and Parvalbumin Gene Expression Without Missing Neurons.
  • Cerebral Small Vessel Disease Progression and the Risk of Dementia: A 14-Year Follow-Up Study.

The July issue of Psychiatric Services features  

  • Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Outpatient Mental Health Care in the United States.
  • Youth Mental Health Screening and Linkage to Care.
  • Peer Health Navigation Experiences Before and After Prison Release Among People with Opioid Use Disorder.
  • Patient Outcomes of Flexible Assertive Community Treatment Compared with Assertive Community Treatment.
  • Psychosis Outside the Box: A User-Led Project to Amplify the Diversity and Richness of Experiences Described as Psychosis.

Volume 76, Issue 2 of The American Journal of Psychotherapy, features the following:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Psychotherapy: Coming Soon to a Consultation Room Near You?
  • Intent to Understand the Meaning of Psychotic Symptoms During Patient-Psychiatrist Interactions.
  • Multifamily Group Psychotherapy for Patients with Nonepileptic Seizures and Their Families.
  • The Brief Multidimensional Assessment Scale (BMAS): A Broad Measure of Patient Well-Being.
  • A Psychodynamic Approach to Co-occurring Borderline Personality and Substance Use Disorders in the Emergency Department.


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