August Issues of American Psychiatric Association Journals Cover Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Illnesses and Innovations in Psychotherapy Spurred by the Pandemic
The August issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry is focused on neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative illnesses—disorders that present at both ends of the age spectrum, infancy and old age. Featured research discusses the following:
- Mortality Among Parkinson’s Disease PatientsTreated with Pimavanserin or Atypical Antipsychotics: An Observational Study in Medicare Beneficiaries.
- Evaluation of Antipsychotic Reduction Efforts in Patients with Dementia in Veterans Health Administration Nursing Homes.
- Dementia Is More Than Memory Loss: Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia and Their Nonpharmacological and Pharmacological Management
Psychiatric Servicesfeatures 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 August issue of Psychiatric Servicesfeatures:
- Intensive Perinatal Mental Health Programs in the United States: A Call to Action
- Youths’ and Young Adults’ Experiences of Police Involvement During Initiation of Involuntary Psychiatric Holds and Transport.
- A Brief Text-Messaging Intervention for Suicidal Youths After Emergency Department Discharge
- Challenges and Lessons Learned in the Regional Implementation of MISSION-CJ in Drug Treatment Courts.
- Housing Outcomes of Adults Who Were Homeless at Admission to Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs Nationwide.
- Appropriateness of Telemedicine Versus In-Person Care: A Qualitative Exploration of Psychiatrists’ Decision Making
Also available is the APA quarterly journal Focus—a special issue on Innovations in Psychotherapy Spurred by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Helmed by Guest Editor Jordan E. Cattie, Ph.D., the issue features the following:
- Antiracist Practice in Psychiatry: Principles and Recommendations.
- Healing in Health Care: Mental Health Promotion, Advocacy, and Voluntarism in Response to COVID-19.
- The Rapid Evolution of Crisis Mental Health Services in Utah: Opportunities and Challenges as a Result of the Global Pandemic.
- Mental and Physical Health Concerns in the Context of COVID-19: Opportunities and Applications for Behavioral Medicine.
- Exposure Therapy for Multiple Anxiety Targets: Clinical Decisions Guided by Functional Assessment.
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