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February Issues of American Psychiatric Association Journals Cover Risk Factors for Mental Illness, Substance Use in Psychiatric Care, Emergency Psychiatry and More

  • February 03, 2023

Washington, D.C. – The issues of three of the American Psychiatric Association’s journals, The American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services, and Focus, are now available online.

The February issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry brings together papers that address risk factors for the development of psychopathology. Insights from the issue include

The latest American Journal of Psychiatry AJP Audio podcast features researcher Nathaniel Harnett, M.D., discussing recent research presented in “Racial Disparities in Adversity During Childhood and the False Appearance of Race-Related Differences in Brain Structure.” This research looks at how the different amounts of adversity Black and white children experience on average in their lives affect the brain regions important for the development of stress-related disorders.

The February issue of Psychiatric Services features

Volume 21, Issue 1 of Focus is a special issue on Emergency Psychiatry. Helmed by Guest Editor Tony Thrasher, D.O., M.B.A., the issue features the following:

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