WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 2, 2022 – The November issues of two of the American Psychiatric Association’s journals, The American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services are available online. The latest issue of Focus is also online now.
The November issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry focuses on recent advances that further explore the genetic underpinnings of psychiatric illnesses. Featured research discusses the following:
- Polygenic Scores in Psychiatry: On the Road from Discovery to Implementation.
- Genetic and Environmental Contribution to the Co-Occurrence of Endocrine-Metabolic Disorders and Depression: A Nationwide Swedish Study of Siblings.
- Charting the Landscape of Genetic Overlap Between Mental Disorders and Related Traits Beyond Genetic Correlation.
- Association Between Polygenic Risk Scores and Outcome of ECT.
- Similar Rates of Deleterious Copy Number Variants in Early-Onset Psychosis and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Defining Recovery from Alcohol Use Disorder: Development of an NIAAA Research Definition.
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 November issue of Psychiatric Services features:
- Downward National Trends in Mental Health Treatment Offered in Spanish: State Differences by Proportion of Hispanic Residents.
- Use of Acute Mental Health Care in U.S. Children’s Hospitals Before and After Statewide COVID-19 School Closure Orders.
- Reliability of the Term “Serious Mental Illness”: A Systematic Review.
- Employment Outcomes After Certification as a Behavioral Health Peer Specialist in Four U.S. States.
- Variation in Stakeholder Preferences for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Behavioral Health Care.
- Holistic Care (A Personal Account).
Also online now is Volume 20, Issue 4 of Focus, a special issue on borderline and other personality disorders. Helmed by Guest Editor Lois W. Choi-Kain, M.D., M.Ed., the issue features the following:
- Borderline Personality Disorder: Updates in a Postpandemic World.
- MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder.
- Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Progress in Understanding and Treatment.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder: A Review of Symptomatology, Impact on Functioning, and Treatment.
- Engaging the “Difficult” Patient: Strengthening Empathic Communication Skills.
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