July Issues of American Psychiatric Association Journals Highlight Neuroscientific Advances in Treatment; Provision of Care Among Underserved Populations
Washington, D.C., July 5, 2022 — The July issues of two of the American Psychiatric Association’s journals, The American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services are available online, as is Volume 75, Issue 2 of The American Journal of Psychotherapy.
The July issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry presents new neuroscientific advances addressing treatment issues relevant to major depression, depression-related anhedonia, and cognitive deficits, specifically:
- The first randomized controlled trial to assess the benefit of a video game-based digital intervention for improving cognition in patients with major depression.
- An MRI study that found for patients with treatment-resistant depression, brain response during the first rTMS session was predictive of the likelihood of getting better with a full rTMS course.
- The efficacy and mechanism of action of a dextromethorphan-bupropion combination for major depressive disorder.
The issue also features a priority data letter that challenges the notion of amygdala responsiveness to negative stimuli as a depression biomarker.
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 July issue of Psychiatric Services includes:
- Characteristics of Transgender Individuals With Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations for Mental Health.
- Prevalence of Mental Health Needs, Substance Use, and Co-occurring Disorders Among People Admitted to Prison.
- Economic Precarity, Financial Strain, and Job-Related Stress Among Philadelphia’s Public Mental Health Clinicians.
- Association of Black Race with Physical and Chemical Restraint Use Among Patients Undergoing Emergency Psychiatric Evaluation.
- Quality of Nursing Homes Admitting Working-Age Adults With Serious Mental Illness.
In the latest Psychiatric Services podcast From Pages to Practice, George Pro, Ph.D., M.P.H., discusses the downward trend in the provision of mental health services in Spanish across the U.S., despite the rapidly increasing Hispanic population.
Also online now is Volume 75, Issue 2 of The American Journal of Psychotherapy, which features the following:
- Seventy-Five Years and Counting: The Legacy of The American Journal of Psychotherapy.
- Pathological Lying: Psychotherapists’ Experiences and Ability to Diagnose.
- Connection During COVID-19: Pilot Study of a Telehealth Group Parenting Intervention.
- The Road to Cognitive Skill Acquisition: Psychometric Evaluation of the Competencies of Cognitive Therapy Scale.
- Pilot Study of the MAP Curriculum for Psychotherapy Competencies in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
- Preliminary Effectiveness of Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Young Kenyan Mothers With HIV and Depression.
- Crisis Psychotherapy Treatment of a Cancer Survivor with Suicidal Ideation During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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