May Issues of APA Journals Cover Cognitive Impacts of Long-Term Cannabis Use and More
Washington, D.C., May 2, 2022 – The May issues of two of the American Psychiatric Association’s journals, The American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services are available online. Also available is the latest issue of Focus.
The American Journal of Psychiatry is the most widely read psychiatric journal in the world. The May issue features:
- Long-Term Cannabis Use and Cognitive Reserves and Hippocampal Volume in Midlife.
- Lack of Representation in Psychiatric Research: A Data-Driven Example from Scientific Articles Published in 2019 and 2020 in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
- Using Stem Cell Models to Explore the Genetics Underlying Psychiatric Disorders: Linking Risk Variants, Genes, and Biology in Brain Disease.
- The Emergence of Psychiatry: 1650–1850.
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 May issue of Psychiatric Services features an editorial from Editor Lisa Dixon announcing the Journal’s new initiative to promote health care equity through better reporting of research involving participants by piloting a submission checklist on how the investigators addressed matters of race/racialization, ethnicity, and culture. Also in the May issue:
- Addiction Treatment and Telehealth: Review of Efficacy and Provider Insights During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- Rapprochement and Reform: Overcoming Factionalism in Policy Making for Serious Mental Illness.
- Variation in Psychotropic Medication Prescription for Adults With Schizophrenia in the United States.
- How Physician Workforce Shortages Are Hampering the Response to the Opioid Crisis.
- Climate Change and Mental Health: Implications for the Psychiatric Workforce.
Also online now is the latest issue of Focus, which is a special issue on Tools to Address Children’s Mental Health. With guest editors Amy M. Yule, M.D., and Brian P. Kurtz, M.D., the issue features the following:
- Assessing and Responding to the Trauma of Child Maltreatment.
- Pediatric Psychopharmacology for Depressive and Anxiety Disorders.
- Youth Suicide.
- Black Youth Suicide Crisis: Prevalence Rates, Review of Risk and Protective Factors, and Current Evidence-Based Practices.
- Understanding Families as Essential in Psychiatric Practice.
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American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 37,000 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses. APA’s vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. For more information, please visit www.psychiatry.org.