February Issues of American Psychiatric Association Journals Cover Risk Factors for Mental Illness, Substance Use in Psychiatric Care, Emergency Psychiatry and More
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
- Childhood Maltreatment and Mental Health Problems: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Quasi-Experimental Studies.
- Polygenic Risk and Social Support in Predicting Depression Under Stress.
- Evaluating the Evidence for Brain-Based Biotypes of Psychiatric Vulnerability in the Acute Aftermath of Trauma.
- Project Harmony: A Meta-Analysis With Individual Patient Data on Behavioral and Pharmacologic Trials for Comorbid Posttraumatic Stress and Alcohol or Other Drug Use Disorders.
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
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 2020 In-State Answer Rates, Stratified by Call Volume Rates and Geographic Region.
- Strengthening Review and Publication of Participatory Mental Health Research to Promote Empowerment and Prevent Co-optation.
- The Veterans Health Administration REACH VET Program: Suicide Predictive Modeling in Practice.
- Mental Health Service Use Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults Who Report Having Attempted Suicide.
- Addressing Substance Use in Psychiatric Care: An Old Problem with Renewed Urgency.
- Psychiatrists’ Involvement in a Public Health Response to Human Trafficking.
- :Beyond Binary Narratives of Mental Health Advocacy: Latent Profiles of Mental Health Activists and Advocates with Lived Experience.
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:
- Legal Considerations in Emergency Psychiatry.
- Suicide Risk Assessment, Management, and Mitigation in the Emergency Setting.
- Community-Based Crisis Services, Specialized Crisis Facilities, and Partnerships With Law Enforcement.
- Contemporary Practices for Medical Evaluation of the Psychiatric Patient in the Emergency Department.
- Updates in the Assessment and Management of Agitation.
- Safe Spaces: Mitigating Potential Aggression in Acute Care Psychiatry.
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