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November Issues of American Psychiatric Association Journals Cover New Insights in Psychotic Disorders Barriers to Addiction Treatment, Bipolar Disorder Treatment, and More

  • November 01, 2023

Washington, D.C. — The latest issues of three American Psychiatric Association journals, The American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services and Focus, are now available online.

The November issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry provides insights into psychotic disorders, such as the altered neurodevelopment and early symptom presentation associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia; racial and ethnic disparities in diagnosis of psychotic episodes; and predictors of first psychotic episodes and its treatment. Highlights include:

  • A Functional Connectome-Based Neural Signature for Individualized Prediction of Antipsychotic Response in First-Episode Psychosis.
  • Are We There Yet? Predicting Conversion to Psychosis Using Machine Learning.
  • Rethinking the First Episode of Schizophrenia: Identifying Convergent Mechanisms During Development and Moving Toward Prediction.
  • Inequalities in the Incidence of Psychotic Disorders Among Racial and Ethnic Groups. (Lead investigator Winston Chung, M.D., is the featured guest on November’s AJP Audio podcast episode).

The November issue of Psychiatric Services features:

  • Postmarket Surveillance for Effective Regulation of Digital Mental Health Treatments.
  • Effect of a Layperson-Delivered Telephone Program for People with Depressive Symptoms.
  • Uncovering Barriers to Engagement in Substance Use Disorder Care for Medicaid Enrollees.
  • Unconditional Cash Transfers and Association with Clinical Outcomes Among U.S. Veterans with Psychosis or Recent Homelessness.
  • Medicaid Costs and Utilization of Collaborative Versus Colocation Care for Patients with Depression. (Featured in the Psychiatric Services “From Pages to Practice” podcast).

Also available online is the latest issue of Focus, Volume 21, Issue 4, a special issue on Bipolar Disorder. Helmed by Guest Editor Trisha Suppes, M.D., Ph.D., the issue features the following:

  • The CANMAT and ISBD Guidelines for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder: Summary and a 2023 Update of Evidence.
  • Bipolar II Disorder: Understudied and Underdiagnosed.
  • Cognition in Bipolar Disorder: An Update for Clinicians.
  • Bipolar Disorder Among Older Adults: Newer Evidence to Guide Clinical Practice.
  • Suicide Assessment and Prevention in Bipolar Disorder: How Current Evidence Can Inform Clinical Practice.
  • Engaging Through the Elation: Forming an Early Therapeutic Rapport With a Patient With Bipolar Disorder.

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