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July Issues of APA Journals Cover New Research on Pharmacogenomics, ADHD Medication Use, Associations Between Mental Health and Cardiometabolic Complications Later in Life, and More

  • July 01, 2024

Washington, D.C. — The latest issues of four American Psychiatric Association journals, The American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services, American Journal of Psychotherapy and Psychiatric Research and Clinical Practice are now available online.

The July issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry brings together research on affective disorders, pharmacogenomics, and psychiatric illness-related cardiometabolic problems. Highlights include:

  • Genome-Wide Association Study of Treatment-Resistant Depression: Shared Biology With Metabolic Traits.
  • Pharmacogenomic Clinical Support Tools for the Treatment of Depression (An update from the APA Council of Research Workgroup on Biomarkers and Novel Treatments. AJP Deputy Editor Danny Pine highlights the study in this video.)
  • Associations Between General and Specific Mental Health Conditions in Young Adulthood and Cardiometabolic Complications in Middle Adulthood: A 40-Year Longitudinal Familial Coaggregation Study of 672,823 Swedish Individuals.
  • A Nationwide Target Trial Emulation Assessing the Risk of Antidepressant-Induced Mania Among Patients With Bipolar Depression (AJP Deputy Editor Danny Pine highlights the study in this video.)

The July issue of Psychiatric Services features:

  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Stimulant Therapy and Prescription Drug Misuse During Transition to Young Adulthood.
  • Lessons From Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Alleviating the Behavioral Health Workforce Shortage in the United States.
  • Trends in Use of Telemedicine for Stimulant Initiation Among Children and Adults.
  • Occupational Therapy: A Potential Solution to the Behavioral Health Workforce Shortage.

Volume 77, Issue 2 of The American Journal of Psychotherapy features the following:

  • Differential Effectiveness of Open Versus Closed Psychotherapy Groups: A Systematic Review.
  • Evolution of Single-Session Therapy: A Bibliometric Analysis.
  • Psychotherapies at a Glance: Consensus Guideline–Recommended Psychotherapies for Adults With Psychiatric Disorders.
  • Rapid-Access Focused Treatment: Clinical Considerations for Brief Psychotherapy in Outpatient Psychiatry.
  • Addressing Dissociated Representations of Self and Others in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Syndromes.

Volume 6, issue 2 of Psychiatric Research and Clinical Practice features the following:

  • Co‐Locating Obstetrics and Addiction Medicine Clinics to Improve Attendance in Services for Pregnant People with Opioid Use Disorder.
  • Analysis of Hospitals Switching From a “Danger to Self” Question to Universal Columbia‐Suicide Severity Rating Scale Screening: Impact on Screenings, Identification of Suicide Risk, and Documented Psychiatric Care.
  • Identifying Trends in Firearm Suicide Among American Indian and Alaska Native Young Men, 1999–2020.

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